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acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V.   

2015acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (National Academy of Science and Engineering) is the voice of the technological sciences at home and abroad, supported by the German federal and state governments. It advises policy makers and the public on strategic engineering and technology policy issues. Under the patronage of the German Federal President, it provides independent, evidence-based advice that is in the public interest.

American Chamber of Commerce e.V. (AmCham Germany)

1992The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany is the oldest bilateral trade federation in Germany. Its mission is to promote trade and investment between Germany and the US and strengthen transatlantic relations.

Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)

2008The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) voices the concerns of German business to policy makers in Germany and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a forum for the formulation and discussion of Asia-related economic and political strategies. The objective of the APA is to intensify co-operation with the Asia-Pacific countries and to foster mutual trade and investment.

Brücke e.V.

2010Atlantik-Brücke is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan association with the goal of building a bridge between Germany and the US. Target groups are German and American decision-makers from business, politics, and academia, all of whom want to deepen the transatlantic dialogue.

Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

 As the representative and voice of start-ups in Germany, the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. (German Start-up Association) is committed to creating an entrepreneur-friendly environment in Germany. It collaborates with decision and policy makers to develop proposals that promote a culture of self-employment and lower the hurdles for business start-ups.

Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. (Bitkom)

2015The Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. is the German digital association. Founded in 1999, it currently represents more than 2,600 companies of the digital economy. Among its members are more than 1,000 SMEs, over 500 start-ups and virtually all global players. The association is committed to promoting digitisation of businesses, society as a whole, and administrative bodies. 

Center for Financial Studies

2007The Center for Financial Studies is based at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. It conducts independent and internationally-oriented research on major topics with respect to the financial markets, finance institutions and monetary economics.

Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI)

1991Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI) is the association of German exchange-listed stock corporations and other companies and institutions with an interest in the capital market. Its goal is to strengthen Germany’s position as a centre for financial services and the improvement of conditions in regard to international competition. In addition, DAI aims at promoting equities as a form of investment.

DIRK - Deutscher Investor Relations Verband e.V.

 DIRK – Deutscher Investor Relations Verband e.V. is the German professional investor relations association. It represents publicly traded companies, setting quality standards for financial communication and offering education and training opportunities in collaboration with science and research institutions.

Econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business

2009Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations from the German business world. The initiative focuses on corporate responsibility and the development of ideas for a sustainable economy. The goal is to integrate topics of sustainability in companies’ business activities.


2014Eurofi is a not-for-profit organisation providing a platform for exchanges between the financial services industry and the public authorities addressing issues related to the evolution of financial regulation and supervision and the economic and monetary context impacting the EU financial sector.

Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)

1973The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 35 exchange organisations. The strengthening of competition as well as the raising of public awareness regarding the relevance of trading centres are the goals of this interest group.

FIX Trading Community

 FIX Trading Community is a non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading. The organisation is independent and neutral, dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting multi-asset trading in global markets through standardisation, delivering operational efficiency, increased transparency, and reduced costs and risks for all market participants.

Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

2009Frankfurt Main Finance aims at strengthening Frankfurt as a financial centre in global competition. The organisation’s objective is to develop a competence network between the trading centre Frankfurt and its international partners.

FrankfurtRheinMain – Verein zur Standortentwicklung e.V.

2006FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. is an economic initiative promoting the development of Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. The organisation aims at continuously improving the framework conditions for domiciled enterprises by intensifying the regional cooperation between business and institutional partners.

International Chamber of Commerce Germany e.V. (ICC Germany)

2008The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a non-governmental organisation based in Paris. Its main objectives are the promotion of free, fair and cross-border trade and the support of businesses in meeting global challenges.

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

1990The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), located in Madrid, is an international organisation of exchange supervisory authorities. It develops and implements internationally recognised standards for securities regulation. Approximately 130 securities regulators and 90 other securities markets participants are among the members of IOSCO.

Linux Foundation    

2016The Linux Foundation supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Deutsche Börse is a member of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project supporting the development of enterprise-grade, cross-industry open platforms for distributed ledgers.

Ost-Ausschuss - Osteuropaverein der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (OAOEV)

2007The Ost-Ausschuss - Osteuropaverein der Deutschen Wirtschaft (German Eastern Business Association) promotes German business activities in 29 countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The association works to actively promote the dismantling of trade barriers and the improvement of investment conditions in our partner countries.

Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

 The Software & Information Industry Association is a trade association for the software and digital content industry. Deutsche Börse is a member of SIIA’s division FISD – Financial Information Services Association, a global forum for industry participants to discuss, understand, and facilitate the evolution of financial information for the key players in the value chain including consumer firms, third party groups, and data providers.

Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE)

2014The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

UN Global Compact

2009The UN Global Compact is an initiative for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It is the broadest and most important network for corporate social responsibility issues.

Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (VfU)

2014The Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (Society for environmental management and sustainaility in financial institutes, VfU,) is a network of financial service providers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The society and its members have been working on the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions for financial service providers with the objective of increasing the contribution of the financial industry towards a sustainable development.

Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain e.V.

2006Wirtschaftsinitiative (economic initiative) FrankfurtRheinMain consists of approximately 120 companies and actively supports the future of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region. The aim is to further improve the economic framework conditions for local enterprises.

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

1961The World Federation of Exchanges is an international organisation of stock and derivatives exchanges. It offers members guidance in their business strategies, and in the improvement and harmonisation of their management practices. Among other activities, it posts market statistics and business news, sponsors research and promotes standards for securities business conduct.