FIRM is the think tank in risk management. We bring together experienced practitioners, renowned academics and regulatory representatives to discuss the issues and trends in risk management. We also want to pass on our experience to young professionals in risk management. That's why, for example, we support the Master in Finance program at Goethe Business School. I look forward to the direct exchange with the students.
The House of Finance incorporates various interdisciplinary research and educational training activities in the area of finance and financial law at Goethe University Frankfurt. It is an open forum for exchange and cooperation between science, politics and practice.
In addition to GBS, the House of Finance accommodates a variety of interdisciplinary institutions such as the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. A total of around 170 scientists work in the House of Finance,including 30 Professors – creating one of the largest research groups for financial and monetary themes in Europe.
The internationally renowned CFA Institute recognizes the Master in Finance as a program partner. Recognition as a "CFA Program Partner" is an official acknowledgment that the Master in Finance curriculum covers academic and practice-relevant learning objectives that serve to prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder exams.
To obtain this recognition, GBS was requested to demonstrate that the curriculum is at least 70% compliant with the requirements of the Candidate Body of Knowledge® and the CFA Institute Ethical and Professional Standards.
Founded in 2009, the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM) stands for a close exchange between banks and associations, initiatives and auditing firms, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the State of Hesse. The goal of FIRM: to promote teaching and research around the world of risk management and regulation – especially with regard to the financial industry – as well as close networking. FIRM creates new impulses in education and training for risk managers in cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, among others.