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American Chamber of Commerce

1992The American Chamber of Commerce is the oldest bilateral trade federation in Germany. Its mission is to promote trade and investment between Germany and the US and strengthen transatlantic relations.

Asien-Pazifik-Ausschuss (APA)

2008The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) voices the concerns of German business to policy makers in Germany and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a forum for the formulation and discussion of Asia-related economic and political strategies. The objective of the APA is to intensify co-operation with the Asia-Pacific countries and to foster mutual trade and investment.

Brücke e.V.

2010Atlantik-Brücke is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan association with the goal of building a bridge between Germany and the US. Target groups are German and American decision-makers from business, politics, and academia, all of whom want to deepen the transatlantic dialogue.

Center for Financial Studies

2007The Center for Financial Studies is based at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. It conducts independent and internationally-oriented research on major topics with respect to the financial markets, finance institutions and monetary economics.

Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI)

1991Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI) is the association of German exchange-listed stock corporations and other companies and institutions with an interest in the capital market. Its goal is to strengthen Germany’s position as a centre for financial services and the improvement of conditions in regard to international competition. In addition, DAI aims at promoting equities as a form of investment.

Econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business

2009Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations from the German business world. The initiative focuses on corporate responsibility and the development of ideas for a sustainable economy. The goal is to integrate topics of sustainability in companies’ business activities.


2014EUROFI is a not-for-profit organisation providing a platform for exchanges between the financial services industry and the public authorities addressing issues related to the evolution of financial regulation and supervision and the economic and monetary context impacting the EU financial sector.

Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)

1973The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 35 exchange organisations. The strengthening of competition as well as the raising of public awareness regarding the relevance of trading centres are the goals of this interest group.

Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

2009Frankfurt Main Finance aims at strengthening Frankfurt as a financial centre in global competition. The organisation’s objective is to develop a competence network between the trading centre Frankfurt and its international partners.

FrankfurtRheinMain – Verein zur Standortentwicklung e.V.

2006FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. is an economic initiative promoting the development of Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. The organisation aims at continuously improving the framework conditions for domiciled enterprises by intensifying the regional cooperation between business and institutional partners.

Institute of International Finance (IIF)

2014The Institute of International Finance is a global association of the financial industry, with close to 500 members. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks, to develop sound industry practices and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

1990The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), located in Madrid, is an international organisation of exchange supervisory authorities. It develops and implements internationally recognised standards for securities regulation. Approximately 130 securities regulators and 90 other securities markets participants are among the members of IOSCO.

Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE)

2014The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

UN Global Compact

2009The UN Global Compact is an initiative for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It is the broadest and most important network for corporate social responsibility issues.

Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (VfU)

2014The Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (Society for environmental management and sustainaility in financial institutes, VfU,) is a network of financial service providers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The society and its members have been working on the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions for financial service providers with the objective of increasing the contribution of the financial industry towards a sustainable development.

Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain e.V.

2006Wirtschaftsinitiative (economic initiative) FrankfurtRheinMain consists of approximately 120 companies and actively supports the future of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region. The aim is to further improve the economic framework conditions for local enterprises.

World Economic Forum

2013The World Economic Forum is an independent international organisation with approximately 1,000 members. The organisation’s conferences, which are held on a regular basis, bring together representatives from politics, business and civil society. The initiative focuses on shaping industry agendas with a view to public interest.

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

1961The World Federation of Exchanges is an international organisation of stock and derivatives exchanges. It offers members guidance in their business strategies, and in the improvement and harmonisation of their management practices. Among other activities, it posts market statistics and business news, sponsors research and promotes standards for securities business conduct.