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Niels Tomm, Co-CEO of CEINEX, is opening the conference

Horst Löchel, Prof. of Economics at Frankfurt School and Co-CEO of the SGC is moderation a panel together with Frank Klaas, Vice President, Head of Communications of Geely Europe, NIU Frank, Partner, DENTONS China, Beijing, and Prof. XU Bin, Professor of Economics and Finance, Associate Dean (Research), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Werner Steinmüller, Senior Advisor and Former CEO Asia-Pacific and Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, is participating in panel discussion with CHENG Haibo, Director of China Government Relations of Bloomberg in Beijing, Michael Bentlage,CEO of Hauck&Aufhäuser,Global Partner Forsun, Frankfurt, LUO Xufeng, Chairman, Nanhua Futures, Hangzhou, and WANG Fenghai, CEO, Shanghai Futures Exchange, 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 Events

Prof. Rüdiger von Rosen and Prof. Löchel, Co-CEO’s oft he SGC, during the discussion (front row, middle).
Dr. Bredt is addressing the audience.
Jochen Metzger is addressing the roundtable while Dr. Bredt, Mr Gao and Mr Asche, Deputy Director General Markets at Deutsche Bundesbank, are listening (first row from the right).
Explaining ancient books about China
The headline of Dr. Chen’s presentation
Dr. Chen’s lecture at Frankfurt School

Recent Publications

‚Quarterly Newsletter from our cooperation partner CEINEX with an article by Prof. Löchel on the EU- China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment’.

October 2020

Artikel zur deutschen Chinapolitik

August 2020

Article: Covid-19 is a global crisis, don’t make it worse by making it a crisis of globalization

June 2020

Working Paper: Features of Chinese Financial Investors in Europe – Peer-Group Analysis

February 2020

New Working Paper: Inclusive Finance in the Rural Areas of China

December 2019

New Working Paper: Chinese Direct Investments in Germany

October 2019

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

Past Virtual Roundtables

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.

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.

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 Partners

Our Team

Co-Chairman of SGC
Co-Chairman of SGC
Project Coordinator

China Exposure of Frankfurt School

Academic Research

Technical Assistance in China and Germany

Our Cooperation Partners in China

External Experts

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

Prof. Boris Bauke
Professor for SME, TH Aschaffenburg, University of Applied Science

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

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

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

Andreas Grünewald
Board FIVV AG and CEO of VuV

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

Bertram Roth
Director of Overseas Operations & Head of China Marketing, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH

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


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