News Archive

2016

While institutional and regulatory conditions change over time, human behavior does not. Therefore, studying historical events and long-run financial trends provides highly informative and instructive insights also with respect to current developments. Based on this conviction, Goethe University hosted a conference on “Comparative Financial Systems – Historical Perspectives” on 17 June 2016....[more]

Jan Pieter Krahnen demands rethinking of banking regulation / Transnational risk balancing within institutions should be allowed Jan Pieter Krahnen, Professor of Corporate Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and Director of the Research Center SAFE and the Center for Financial Studies, supports ECB Board Member Peter Praet in his call for pan-European banks. “Instead of many national...[more]

Web version | Print version (PDF) Content: Research  Adrian Buss, Bernard Dumas, Raman Uppal, Grigory Vilkov "The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Financial Market Regulations" Nicole Branger, Patrick Grüning, Christian Schlag "Commodities, Financialization and Heterogeneous Agents" Interview...[more]

According to a recent survey of financial institutions and service providers by the Center for Financial Studies, 63% of the companies surveyed are fundamentally in favor of the planned merger between London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse. However, 35% of respondents would only support the merger in case of a Brexit if the holding’s headquarters were to remain in Frankfurt and therefore...[more]

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial industry on a quarterly basis, falls significantly by 4.2 points to 108.7 points in the first quarter of 2016. The decline is largely attributable to the weak development of revenues and business volume and the reduced earnings power of financial institutions and service providers. This development therefore confirms the...[more]

Professor Caroline Fohlin, Emory University, USA, takes over the Visiting Professorship of Financial History at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance this year. The professorship was endowed by Metzler Bank and the Edmond de Rothschild Group on the occasion of Goethe University's centennial in 2014. Caroline Fohlin’s research blends historical analysis with current methods in financial...[more]

On 5 April, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, gave a speech on “Decisive Action to Secure Durable Growth” at the House of Finance. Lagarde talked about the priorities to be discussed by policymakers at the upcoming 2016 IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, on April 13-18. It was the first “curtain raiser speech” of this kind held in Germany. The lecture was...[more]

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