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.

CFS Index on the rise

Financial industry reports: Strong growth in revenue and earnings / Fewer jobs cut at financial institutions The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises by 4.3 points to 114.2 points. This positive development can primarily be attributed to high revenue and earnings growth in the financial industry […]

CFS survey: “Outlook for the year 2020”

German financial industry expects more widespread adoption of negative interest rates for savers – Calls for stronger incentives for share ownership Low interest rates and share ownership  A CFS survey of financial industry executives shows that over 90% of respondents do not expect the ECB to change its monetary policy this year. Therefore, most financial […]

Fostering Franco-German dialogue at the Financial Centre Frankfurt

Amid an unbeknownst Brexit outcome, cooperation between Financial Centres in continental Europe is essential in tackling the challenges of European integration. On December 10th, L’Agefi, one of the leading French press groups, will host the European Investors Day at the Financial Centre Frankfurt to facilitate the debate amongst the German and French financial industry. The […]

CFS survey on Facebook’s planned digital currency Libra

German financial industry does not expect Libra to be introduced next year. Major concerns about potential threats to financial stability Facebook and a group of partners are planning to introduce a digital currency that can be used worldwide, the Libra coin. Shortly before the official launch, prominent supporters such as Mastercard, Visa and PayPal have […]

CFS Index remains stable

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, maintains a stable level of 109.9 points. The overall unchanged level can be attributed to the steady to positive development of revenue, earnings and investment growth in the financial sector. However, these positive reports are offset by more severe […]

Statement on the agreement between the EU and Great Britain

The European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on a Brexit extension until January 31st, 2020. Hubertus Väth, Managing Director of the Financial Centre initiative Frankfurt Main Finance, says: “Frankfurt Main Finance welcomes the European Union’s decision to agree to an extension of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. The chances of an […]