News Archive

2015

Growth of revenues and earnings weaker than in the previous quarter / Financial institutions cut jobs The CFS Index, which measures the prevailing market sentiment of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, decreases significantly during the second quarter of 2015. Having increased during the two previous quarters, the CFS Index now drops from 115.5 points to 112.1 points. The...[more]

According to Alfons Weichenrieder, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at Goethe University and Principal Investigator in SAFE, a new credit program for Greece via the ESM is not justified. The use of ESM funds is limited to cases where the stability of the European Monetary Union is threatened, Weichenrieder writes in a recent SAFE Policy Paper. This is currently not the...[more]

Three theses on the Greek crisis: The Greeks have to design their reform agenda on their own / The EU has to guarantee a basic level of economic security and to address the issue of a political and fiscal union Jan Pieter Krahnen, Professor of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and Director of the Research Center SAFE and the Center for Financial Studies, calls for the EU countries to...[more]

Der Nachwuchswissenschaftler Professor Martin C. Schmalz, Ph.D., ist mit dem Young Innovators-Award ausgezeichnet worden. Der Preis wird vom House of Finance der Goethe-Universität in Kooperation mit dem Finanzforum Vordenken der Finanzberatungsgesellschaft Plansecur vergeben. Geehrt wurde Schmalz, der eine Juniorprofessur für Finanzwirtschaft an der Stephen M. Ross School of Business der...[more]

Many large banks have announced programs to change their corporate culture in recent months. This was largely in response to regulations which address corporate governance and culture in banks based on the consideration that misbehavior of bankers was one reason for the outbreak of the financial crisis. On 10 June, the SAFE Policy Center organized a panel discussion with the anthropologist and...[more]

On 9 June 2015, the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim gave a speech at Goethe University Frankfurt. The lecture was jointly organized by the SAFE Policy Center, the Center for Financial Studies and Deutsche Bundesbank. The welcome address was held by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Kim was introduced by CFS President Otmar Issing. After his lecture, the World Bank President was...[more]

Der Investment-Hochschultag ist die Kommunikationsplattform für einen angeregten Gedanken- und Ideenaustausch zwischen Wissenschaftlern und Praktikern. In diesem Jahr wird Dr. Joachim Nagel, Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Bundesbank, zum Asset Management öffentlicher Pensionsfonds referieren. Prof. Dr. Raimond Maurer wird das Thema aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht behandeln. Prof. Dr. Weber wird...[more]

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