Financial Sector

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The metropolis of Frankfurt, with its high-rise banking towers, has come to embody the most important financial centre on the European continent. At the heart of Frankfurt lies the trading floor of the German Stock Exchange. The European currency area has been supervised from Frankfurt by the European Central Bank since 1998, and it is from here that the Deutsche Bundesbank has been setting the course of the German economy for more than 50 years.

About 250 banks from 40 countries are represented in Frankfurt, in turn attracting many other members of the financial sector – insurance companies, investment trusts, consultants, auditors, law firms and investment analysts provide a close network of finance-related services across the Rhine-Main region.
About 140,000 people are employed in the financial sector in Hessen, more than half of them in Frankfurt. At universities and institutes of higher education such as the ‘House of Finance’, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and the ‘Frankfurt School of Finance and Management’, committed academics are helping new talent to develop.s.

“For the DZ Bank Group, the financial centre of Frankfurt is the interface between the international financial markets and the customers of over 1000 co-operative banks across Germany.”

Wolfgang Kirsch, Board Chairman, DZ Bank AG


  • Deutsche Bank
  • Commerzbank
  • J. P. Morgan
  • Helaba Landesbank
  • Hessen-Thüringen
  • Crédit Suisse
  • DZ Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • KfW Bankengruppe
  • Mizuho Bank
  • BNP-Paribas
  • Asia-Development Bank
  • Banco do Brasil
  • Société Générale