Financial Sector

  • Among the World's Largest Trading Centers for Securities: <strong>German Stock Exchange</strong> (Deutsche Börse)

Hessen’s Gold Standard

The towering bank skyscrapers in Frankfurt are a testament to the importance of the metropolitan region within the Euro zone. Since 1998, the European Central Bank has its headquarters here. And for more than 50 years, the Deutsche Bundesbank has set the standards for the German economy from its headquarters in Frankfurt. 

Home of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The Deutsche Börse Group is a globally active transaction service provider. The range of products and services include the entire process chain involving trading of both stocks and options including settlements and market-relevant information as well as the development and marketing of an electronic exchange system.

The Deutsche Börse AG is the third largest exchange in the world. With a market share of about 90% in Germany, it is by far the largest exchange in the country. With the fully-electronic trading system Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange can trade securities from any location in the world.

In Hessen, approximately 100,000 people are employed in the financial industry and 63,000 in the banking sector. Around 200 financial institutions are represented in Frankfurt. And many more service providers are also located in the financial center: insurance companies, investment banks, consultants, accountants, legal offices and financial advisors. Together, these companies offer a rich network of financial service providers in the Rhein-Main region.

EUREX Trading Platform

EUREX is one of the world market leaders in trading and settlement of futures and options in stocks, index funds, exchange traded funds as well as capital market and money market products.

The derivative trading is completed over a fully-electronic trading and clearing platform, enabling customers to access the system from anywhere in the world. 

Headquarters of KfW Bank Group

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is a bank from the federal government (80%) and the state governments (20%). With long-term credit and low interest loans, the KfW supports small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, the expansion of the municipal infrastructure and is also active in export and project financing.

Insurance Sector in Frankfurt

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center (FIAC) are located in Frankfurt. More than 350 insurance companies employ more than 20,000 people.

High Potential

Universities and professional training institutions such as the House of Finance, the Johann- Wolfgang-Goethe-University and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management support top-level researchers and help to develop the next generation of financial experts.


With one voice for Germany's most important financial centre

  • Frankfurt Main Finance is the financial center initiative for Frankfurt am Main, the leading financial centre in Germany and the euro zone. The initiative has about 60 members including the State of Hesse, the cities of Frankfurt and Eschborn, and dozens of prominent actors in the finance sector.

    Through their membership and engagement, they all demonstrate their close relationship to Frankfurt and desire to position Frankfurt amongst the top national and international Financial Centres. Frankfurt Main Finance leverages the influence of its members to advocate for the Financial Centre Frankfurt and provide high-caliber dialogue platforms. 

    On this page, Frankfurt Main Finance provides an overview of the financial sector events in Frankfurt am Main.