The financial centre Frankfurt is the most important banking location in continental Europe. Frankfurt am Main is the only place in the world where two central banks (the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bundesbank) are located. The EU supervisory authority for the insurance business EIOPA and the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center FIAC are also based in Frankfurt am Main.
Deutsche Börse AG – responsible for the stock and futures exchanges and one of the most modern electronic stock exchanges in the world – has its registered office in FrankfurtRheinMain. It’s headquarter is placed in Eschborn. Globally, Frankfurt's stock exchange ranks third behind New York and London. The EUREX has even taken over Chicago's futures market as the biggest futures and options exchange.
The Deutsche Börse Group is a globally operating provider of transaction services. The portfolio of products and services encompasses the entire process chain, ranging from stock and futures trading to order settlement and the provision of market data to the development and operation of electronic trading systems. The Deutsche Börse is the third largest stock exchange worldwide. It is the largest of German stock exchanges, accounting for about 90% of all revenue. Xetra, the fully electronic trading system of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, allows to trade securities from anywhere in the world. Your Gateway to the European Capital Markets Deutsche Börse is the world´s largest, leading, most international and fully integrated exchange organization.
EUREX is one of the world's leading exchange for trading and settling futures and options on stocks, stock indices, exchange traded funds, and capital market and money market products. Derivatives trading on a fully integrated electronic trading and clearing platform allows customers to access the system from anywhere in the world.
The Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development has established a RMB Initiative Group in July 2013. Companies in the financial and real economy sector as well as government bodies, such as the German Bundesbank, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the Federal Ministry of Finance are part of the RMB Initiative Group.
A selection of some of the financial services companies in the region:
- European Central Bank
- German Federal Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank)
- Deutsche Börse AG
- Deutsche Bank AG
- Commerzbank AG
- DZ Bank AG
- KfW Banking Group
- AMB Generali
- R+V Versicherung
- EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority)