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.

CEo Theodor Weimer

Theodor Weimer: Why we are championing Frankfurt

Deutsche Börse is championing Frankfurt – and this supports the city as a financial centre. And it also helps Deutsche Börse. Because these initiatives enable us to also strengthen ourselves as a listed company on the global competitive stage. However, this works the other way around too. Frankfurt as a financial centre relies on Deutsche […]

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Consistent interest in Financial Centre Germany from Brexit banks

Germany is an attractive location for the international financial industry The new federal government can, however, increase its attractiveness even further Internationally agreed and harmonised regulatory frameworks guarantee international financial stability “We see an unbroken interest in the German financial centre among banks that are considering relocations due to Brexit. Supervisors and politics have already […]

Costs of Brexit for EU27 exporters is around £31billion and for UK exporters is around £27billion. Source: Oliver Wyman

New Report Estimates Brexit ‘Red Tape’ Will Cost EU27 and UK Exporters £58 Billion a Year

The annual ‘red tape’, or tariff and non-tariff, costs of Brexit for EU27 exporters is  around £31billion and for UK exporters is around £27billion even after initial steps to mitigate costs have been taken. This is proportionately 4 times larger for the UK as a percentage of Gross Value Added (GVA ). 70 percent of […]

Primärmarktkonferenz 2018 des Deutschen Aktieninstituts. Im Bild Christoph Heuer, Head of Equity Capital Markets Goldman Sachs International

IPOs in the crosshairs: reflecting on Deutsches Aktieninstitut‘s Primary Market Conference 2018

2018 should be the strongest year for IPOs in a long time. Thus, the Deutsches Aktieninstitut focused its primary market conference on current questions and developments regarding the topic of initial public offerings. On January 30, at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof near Willy-Brandt-Platz, 60 attendants from companies, banks, legal firms and consultancies met for an […]

“Mr. Financial Centre turns 75”

If Lutz Raettig did not exist, Frankfurt would have to invent him. The financial centre on the Main and the financial centre initiative Frankfurt Main Finance owe much to Lutz Raettig. Since 2005, he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt. From 1995 to 2005, he served as […]

Deutsche Börse makes strides towards future in Frankfurt

Deutsche Börse will expand the historic stock exchange building in the heart of the Main Metropolis into the Financial Centre Frankfurt’s communications center and a point of contact for the general public. The protected landmark, home to the renowned trading floor and Frankfurt’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Frankfurt), will be the symbolic heart […]