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Initiative 'Germany as a Financial Centre' (Dialogforum Finanzstandort Deutschland)

The objective of the initiative 'Germany as a Financial Centre' (Dialogforum Finanzstandort Deutschland) is to implement tangible and close-to-the-market measures to both generate growth and strengthen Germany as a financial centre. The joint initiative was launched in early spring 2003 by eleven financial institutes – including Deutsche Börse – together with Deutsche Bundesbank (the German Federal Bank) and Bundesministerium für Finanzen (the Federal Ministry for Finance, BMF).

Exchange Experts Commission

The Börsensachverständigenkommission (Exchange Experts Commission, BSK), which was set up in 1968, advises the German Federal Ministry for Finance on capital market policy issues. The BSK consists of representatives of investor protection associations, banks, insurance companies, investment companies, stock exchanges, industry, the German Federal Bank, academia and the Regional Working Group Stock Exchanges.

The BSK secretariat is attached to Patrick Arora, Deutsche Börse AG.


Patrick Arora

The BSK secretariat

BSK Members

Dr. Paul Achleitner, Chairman

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG

Werner BaumannMember of the Executive Board, Bayer AG
Jella Benner-HeinacherVice Manager-in-Chief of Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V.
Dr. Andreas DombretMember of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
Dr. Hans-Ulrich JoeresJudge at the Federal Court of Justice (XI. Civil Penal)
Prof. Dr. Andreas HackethalDean of the department of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
Carsten KengeterChief Executive Officer, Deutsche Börse AG
Simone MenneMember of the Management Board of C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG
Prof. Dr. Hanno Merkt, LL.M.

Director of the Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, University of Freiburg i.Br., judge at the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe

MR'in Ilse RickenChairwoman of the working group of the Federal States on exchange and securities matters

Michael Rüdiger

Chief Executive Officer, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

Dr. Günther ThallingerMember of the Executive Board, Allianz SE

Stefan Winter

Chief Executive Officer, Verband der Auslandsbanken in Deutschland e.V.

Dr. Asoka WöhrmannManager private clients Germany, Deutsche Bank AG