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.

Embedding regtech to manage the vastly interlinked sustainable finance regulations

Embedding regtech to manage the vastly interlinked sustainable finance regulations: This online event with leading industry experts from both the Dutch and Frankfurt am Main financial sectors will provide an update on the most recent regulatory developments with a special focus on the Sustainable Disclosure Regulation and how to close compliance gaps. To do so, […]

CFS Index remains positive

Financial institutions: rising earnings and investment growth with slight decline in revenue growth and continuing job cuts / Service providers: strong revenue growth, rising earnings and investment growth, positive employee numbers

CFS survey on “DAX reform”

German financial industry sees a need for DAX reform The Wirecard scandal has not only raised questions about the role of the regulator BaFin and the responsible auditing firm, it has also triggered discussions about the criteria for DAX membership. After all, the now insolvent company Wirecard took the place of Commerzbank in the DAX […]

Co-operation is the key to success

How Frankfurt can extend its role as the leading financial centre of the European Union. Ten points by Gerhard Wiesheu, President of Frankfurt Main Finance


Eurex to launch next generation of ESG derivatives

The international derivatives exchange Eurex is supporting the strong global trend towards responsible investing by expanding its ESG segment. With futures and options on the EURO STOXX 50 ESG Index, Eurex will add another European benchmark to its offering. In addition, derivatives on the DAX 50 ESG Index will cover the German market for the […]

European Datawarehouse submits application to ESMA to be registered as a securitisation repository

European DataWarehouse (EDW) announced it has submitted its application to become a Securitisation Repository registered and supervised by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The extensive application describes in detail the sound operational and technical aspects of the company and its market-leading reporting solutions. In January 2018, European DataWarehouse announced its intention to become a […]