Frankfurt Finance Summit: Challenging times – who is ready to set the pace?

Themes that will be discussed at the 8th Frankfurt Finance Summit:

  • Tomorrows strategies in the financial industry in times of change and uncertainty
  • Euro clearing: an open race
  • Finance beyond digitalisation: Artificial intelligence as the new frontier

Since 2011, renowned international and national experts from the financial industry have gathered at the Frankfurt Finance Summit. Under the motto “Ready, Steady, Go! Who is ready to set the pace in challenging times?”, decision-makers from central banks, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, banks, insurance companies, politics, business and academia are meeting on 29 May 2018 to discuss current issues faced by European Economy, regulators and financial markets.

This year’s summit evolves around the strategic responses to challenges faced by the financial industry in times of change and uncertainty. Moreover, the future location and supervision of euro-denominated clearing transactions by central counterparties after Brexit will be discussed by leading financial industry experts. Participants will also debate the advancement of artificial intelligence and the potential implications for banks and financial institutions. The event can be watched live via the following link:

„We are pleased that the summit allows us to discuss a wide range of topics with leading experts. The questions to be debated are of utmost importance to the future of the Financial Centre Frankfurt as well as to the entire financial industry,” says Dr. Lutz Raettig, President of Frankfurt Main Finance.

The Frankfurt Finance Summit is a well-established forum that is characterized by the exclusivity and expertise of its attending experts. Amongst the participants are Katharine Braddick, Director General of Financial Services at HM Treasury, Jeremy Browne, Special Representative of the City of London Corporation to the EU, Charles Delingpole, CEO and Founder of ComplyAdvantage, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Former President of the Eurogroup, former Minister of Finance of The Netherlands, Karin Dohm, Managing Director and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs and Group Structuring at Deutsche Bank, Markus Frank, City Council and Head of the Department of Economy, Sports, Public Safety and Fire Prevention of the City of Frankfurt, Bernd Geilen, Vice-Chairman and Chief Risk Officer at ING-DiBa, Thomas Grosse, Industry Leader Banking and FinTech at Google Germany, Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment Privatefonds, Felix Hufeld, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Kim Körber, Founder and Managing Director of BETTER ONE, Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Sylvie Matherat, Member of the Management Board and Chief Regulatory Officer at Deutsche Bank, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Erik Tim Müller, Chief Executive Officer at Eurex Clearing AG, Carsten Mürl, Head of Enterprise Security Solutions Germany at Mastercard, Markus Nigg, COO at ti&m AG, Fabrizio Planta, Head of Markets Department at the European Securities and Markets Authority, JP Rangaswami, Group Chief Data Officer and Group Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank AG, Dr. Cornelius Riese, Chief Financial Officer at DZ Bank AG, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, Member of the Hessian Parliament and Hessian Minister of Finance, Inken Schönauer, Editor-in-Chief at EURO FINANCE magazin, Professor Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. Udo Steffens, Chairman of the Executive Board at the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM), Prof. Dr. Uwe Stegemann, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, Francisco Webber, CEO and Co-founder of, Annette Weisbach, ECB Correspondent Germany at CNBC International, and Peter J. Wirnsperger, Partner Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte.

As part of this year’s summit a Frankfurt Finance Market Place will take place at which leading companies of the Rhine-Main region are presenting themselves and which offers networking opportunities.

The next and 8th Frankfurt Finance Summit will take place at Kap Europa located at Frankfurt’s central Europaviertel. The conference will be held in English. Find more information here.