Strong Financial Centre in the Heart of Europe

Qualified employees, regulatory stability, economic power, innovative strength and excellent infrastructure – the central guarantors of success of the Frankfurt am Main Financial Centre. Here, you can learn all that is worth knowing regarding the German financial metropolis in the heart of Europe.


The financial sector’s top-class events demonstrate the significance of the Financial Centre Frankfurt and its international actors.

Facts & Figures

The Financial Centre Database and indicies regularly compiled by Frankfurt’s universities report on the current condition of the Financial Centre, its development and perspectives for the future.

Financial Centre Issues

Several times a year, Helaba studies and research papers are published which relevant for the Financial Centre. The current study, Financial Centre Frankfurt: Upwards with China examines the long term opportunities for Frankfurt as a Renminbi Hub.


The Financial Centre Frankfurt is also known for excellence in practical teaching and research in the fields of finance and economics. This is further proven by the close relationship between these academic institutions and Frankfurt’s banks, insurance companies and financial services providers.

”Welcome to the German Capital Market“ – new video lecture for capital market professionals from abroad

Deutsche Börse’s Capital Markets Academy announced in a press release that it is offering a new video lecture for bankers and other capital market professionals from abroad. In 150 minutes, the participants are made familiar with the market structures and the legal framework of the German capital market. The international markets share many similarities, nevertheless, […]

For a future-proof financial system as a mainstay for competitiveness and employment in Germany – elements of a policy roadmap

“Germany, Europe and the world face a fundamental transformation, posing a challenge that will need to be mastered by all spheres of policy, business and society. In view of global warming, change is inevitable in order to secure the livelihoods of some ten billion people by the mid-21st century on a sustainable basis. Designing such […]

ECB Chief Economist concerned about “vicious circle”

Peter Praet, Executive Board Member and Chief Economist at the European Central Bank, worries about the impact of uncertainties in his address, “Maintaining Price Stability in the Euro Area.” The speech was held on February 20, 2019, at the 11th Financial Centre Breakfast, organized by Frankfurt Main Finance together with the Association of Foreign Banks […]

More Shareholders in Germany – Overcoming Missunderstandings and Desinterest

Misunderstandings, bad feelings and a significant level of desinterest prevent Germans from investing money into shares. Even historically low interest rates have not increased their interest in equity investments. This is the core result of this study conducted by Deutsches Aktieninstitut and Börse Stuttgart. The study also develops ideas how the reservations could be overcome. […]

CFS Index Standardfragen

CFS Index falls slightly

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, falls by 1.2 points to 112.8 points in the fourth quarter of 2018. The slight downturn can be attributed to weaker growth in earnings along with relatively constant revenue growth in the financial industry as a whole. In addition, the […]

CFS Index Sonderfragen

CFS survey: Majority of German financial sector expecting “no-deal Brexit”

The United Kingdom’s legally binding withdrawal from the EU is due to take place on 29 March 2019. Due to disagreements over the nature of a withdrawal agreement, there is the potential for a disorderly “no-deal” Brexit. Aside from the potential consequences of a no-deal Brexit, a recent survey by the Center for Financial Studies […]