Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics


Conference: Sino–German Cooperation in Banking and Finance - Opportunities and Challenges


Opening Up of Chinas Capital MarketBetween Liberalisation and StabilityinGC Ticker, Shanghai

The Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics (SGC) is a registered association since 2015.
It emerged from the RMB initiative of the Government of Hessen to position the financial center of Frankfurt as RMB offshore hub. The opening ceremony took place in September 2015 at the German embassy in Beijing jointly conducted by the Deutsche Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China.

Our Mission

To be a leading platform for economic and financial affairs between Germany and China by enhancing expertise, knowledge and network opportunities

Our Goals

To facilitate regular exchanges between Chinese and German experts, academics and students

To generate discussions among Chinese and German experts on relevant economic and financial topics

To promote policy recommendations for a better and closer cooperation between both countries for companies and public authorities

To create a pool of expertise and networks in Germany and China

Research Areas

The entire scope of Sino-German commercial and financial businesses

The ongoing internationalisation of the Chinese RMB esp. in Europe and Germany

Similarities and differences in supervision and regulation of the banking and finance industry in Germany and China

New business trends in both countries like the emergence of FinTech’s, AI as well as green finance

The impact of the governmental launched strategies of ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ as well as the ‘Belt-and-Road-Initiative’ for both countries

Recent Publications

The Opening Up of China´s Capital Market: Between Liberalization and Stability

Prof. Löchel comments on Xinhua on the new developments opening up China’s financial markets.

Working Paper on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Article about the ‚China 2025‘ – strategy of China in ‚Ifo-Schnelldienst‘


Executive Board

In the Executive Board are representitives of the State of Hessen, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, J. W.Goethe-University and others elected by General Assembly.


Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, Co-Chairman, Professor of Economics and MBA Director, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Rosen, Co-Chairman, Honorary Professor of J. W. Goethe University and Honorary Consul of Latvia, Frankfurt
Dr. Stephan Bredt, Director General Economic Sector, Financial Services, Exchanges, Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hessen, Wiesbaden
Thorsten Giehler, Country Director China, Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Beijing
Prof. Dr. Iwo Amelungen, Professor of Sinology at J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees comprises the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Peoples Bank of China, the State of Hessen, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, J. W. Goethe – University as well as Renmin University of China.



Dr. Sabine Mauderer,  Co-Chairwoman, Member of the Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt
Dr. Pan Gongsheng, Co-Chairman, Deputy Governor of Peoples Bank of China and SAFE Administrator, Beijing
Tarek Al-Wazir, Minster of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hessen, Wiesbaden
Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn
Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz, President, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Rainer Klump, Co-director of the Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Ben Shenglin, Dean, International Business School & Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Steering Committee

Members of the Steering Committee are sponsors of the center as well as the executive board members. Four levels of sponsorships exist: platinum membership, gold membership, silver membership and bronze membership.

Our Team

Co-Chairman of SGC
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel

Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and MBA Programme Director. He is also a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and member of the board of directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI). Professor Löchel teaches and researches with a focus on China.

Co-Chairman of SGC
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Rosen
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Rosen

Prof. Dr. von Rosen serves as the President of Frankfurt Society of Trade, Industry and Sciences. In his former career, he worked for Deutsche Bundesbank later for the German Stock Market and as first CEO of Deutsche Börse. He is a honorary professor of Goethe University, honorary consul of Latvia and an international expert in captital markets and corporate governance.

Project Coordinator
Shasha Yuan
Shasha Yuan

Shasha Yuan is a MBA student at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, she gained the undergraduate degree in Germanistik and has been engaged in Sino-German exchange topics for more than 10 years.

China Exposure of Frankfurt School

Academic Research

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf D. Cremer
Helena Haas
Prof. Dr. Yuping Jia
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel
Prof. Dr. Rainer Sibbel
Yumin Yan
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rolf D. Cremer
Honorary professor
  • Institutional and educational development of China
Helena Haas
PhD student
  • Fintech
  • China’s Banking System
Prof. Dr. Yuping Jia
Associate Professor, Accounting Department
  • Factors influencing financial reporting quality
  • American and European Accounting
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel
Co-Chairman of SGC
  • China’s macroeconomic development
  • China’s banking and finance industry
  • Internationalisation of the Renminbi
Prof. Dr. Rainer Sibbel
member of the scientific advisory board of the German Chinese Society of Medicine
  • Healthcare Systems in Transition in China, Germany and globally
  • Hospital Reimbursement Systems and Controlling
  • Quality and Patient Safety Management

Yumin Yan
Regional Head East Asia Auslandsbüro
  • Venture capital in China and East Asia

Technical Assistance in China and Germany

Andreas Emser
Jia He
Andreas Emser
Director Executive Education, International Advisory Services
  • Technical Assistance and Study Tours of Chinese companies in Germany and Europe
Jia He
Project Manager International Advisory Services
  • Consultancy and training projects in China

Our Cooperation Partners in China

External Experts

Prof. Iwo Amelungen
Prof. of Sinology, J. W. Goethe-University

Dr. Jochen Biedermann
Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)

Fabienne Frauendorfer
Head of Department International Economy, Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V.), Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Dr Han Chen
Co-Chief Executive Officer, China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX)

Patrick Hess
Senior Market Infrastructure Expert, European Central Bank (ECB)

Sonja Müller
China Competence Center, IHK Frankfurt

Andreas Odrian
Director Corporate Banking  Coverage China, Deutsche Bank AG, Shanghai

Christian Oestreich
Head International Relations, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall

Jan Sächtig
Advisory Corporate Clients, Commerzbank AG

Hubertus Väth
Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance e. V.

“To promote a forward-looking and mutually beneficial

relationship between Germany and China.”

Forthcoming Events


Spring, 2020
(date to be announced soon)


Sino–German Cooperation in Banking and Finance – Opportunities and Challenges


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Adickesallee 32-34
60322 Frankfurt, Germany

Working paper

Targets and Impacts of Chinese direct investment in Germany – an empirical Analysis
(to be published soon)

Working paper

Features of Chinese PE investments in Europe – A comparative Analysis to Western Financial Investors
(to be published soon)


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Adickesalle 32 – 34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, Co-Chairman of SGC

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Rosen, Co-Chairman of SGC

Shasha Yuan, Project Coordinator

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