The Center for Financial Studies

conducts independent and internationally oriented research in important areas of Finance. It serves as a forum for dialogue between academia, policy-making institutions and the financial industry. It offers a platform for top-level fundamental research as well as applied research relevant for the financial sector in Europe.

CFS People
Otmar Issing, CFS Präsident

"Good policy needs rigorous, state-of-the-art economic analysis, combined with sound judgement. It is necessary to critically mirror the "new" against the "old" – both in theory and with regard to political circumstances. Economic research conducted in such a way remains theory, but a theory that does not solely rely on a model."

Otmar Issing, CFS President

CFS Conference

1. Konferenz für Finanztechnologie

"Fintech-Revolution – wie Banken, Start-ups und Investoren von Kooperationen profitieren"

9 September 2015

Link to the event

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CFS Index

Current Value: 112.1

Graph: CFS Index Q3 2015
Deutsche Bank Prize

The Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics 2015 goes to Stephen A. Ross for his groundwork and fundamental contributions to the analytical development of financial economics. The award will be presented to Ross as part of an academic symposium on 24 September 2015.