Hamburg succeeds Stuttgart as spokesperson of "Germany Finance"
The Hamburg financial centre has succeeded Stuttgart as the point of contact for all enquiries related to the Germany Finance initiative. The role of "spokesperson" rotates annually among the members. Launched in early 2021 by five leading German financial centres, the Germany Finance working group is celebrating its first anniversary this year.
Surmounting challenges jointly
"As a founding member of Germany Finance, we are pleased to take on the role of spokesperson in 2022 in challenging times," said Harald Vogelsang, Chair of Finanzplatz Hamburg. "Major tasks at national and European level lie ahead for our industry. We have to finance the sustainable restructuring of our economy, find an intelligent framework and drive forward digitalisation. These challenges affect all the German financial centres and can be better managed together."
Major reports studies published
Germany Finance can look back on a successful first year in 2021 and after publishing the "German Fintech Report 2021" and "Germany's Financial Centre as the Cornerstone of the European Financial System". Germany Finance also raised its international visibility and presence by taking part in the Asian Financial Forum and co-operating with Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI).
The five German financial centres Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Stuttgart have joined forces to form Germany Finance and to strengthen Germany as a financial centre in the German, European and international context. The initiative is the main point of contact for all those interested in Germany as a financial centre
Finanzplatz Hamburg e. V.
Founded in 2007, Finanzplatz Hamburg e. V. has more than 110 members. They include companies in the financial sector as well as associations, institutions and committed individuals across the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Their goal is to strengthen the region's competitive edge by bundling resources and to raise its visibility.
The Fintech Agency, founded by Finanzplatz Hamburg and Hamburg Invest, attracts international fintechs to Hamburg. National fintechs also receive assistance in terms of location issues. The offers are divided into four phases to cater to a company's individual needs.