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.

The future of investment research

The future of investment research

“The speed of change has never been faster. To keep up, both buy-side and sell-side firms must be ready to take action. But where should you focus your efforts? Together with world-leading investment professionals, [FMF member Refinitiv has] identified three themes that will shape the future of investment research.” Source: Find out more about […]

CFS survey on the “Impacts of the Wirecard scandal”

German financial sector sees considerable need for financial regulatory reform in Germany A survey of financial sector executives conducted by the CFS shows that over 85% of participants see it necessary to reform financial regulation in Germany. 76% of respondents are in favour of expanding the responsibilities of the regulator BaFin to ensure that all […]

CFS Index recovers significantly

Financial sector views current situation far more positively than in the previous quarter / Financial institutions report strong growth / Service provider figures still on the decline The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises by 8.1 points to 106.9 points. This means that a […]

The Federal Ministry of Finance’s monthly report: July 2020

The July edition of the ministry’s monthly report is now online. Each month, the Federal Ministry of Finance publishes extracts from its monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on federal budget trends, tax revenue, debt levels and guarantees, as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda. […]

The Executive MBA at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management made it into the global top 50 in The Economist’s ranking

On 29 June 2020, the current ranking of The Economist magazine was published. The business magazine analysed 70 business schools worldwide, six of them in Germany. This year, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management took part in the ranking for the first time and came 49th. It is already the eighth ranking in which Frankfurt […]

New Leadership at the Center for Financial Studies

Andreas Hackethal and Rainer Klump replace Jan P. Krahnen and Uwe Walz. Jürgen Fitschen becomes the new chairman of the board. As of 1 July 2020, the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) has a new academic director. The long-standing academic directors of the CFS, Professor Dr Uwe Walz (since 2010) and Professor Dr Jan P. […]