Today, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management officially launched its new research centre for regulation. The Frankfurt Competence Centre for German and Global Regulation (FCCR) addresses the effects and opportunities of regulation in an interdisciplinary manner in research and consulting. Fittingly, Professor Stefan Simon, Chief Administrative Officer of Deutsche Bank, highlighted the topic "The Economy in the grip of regulation" at the centre’s opening event.
The directors of the FCCR are Professor Roland Koch, Professor of Management Practice in Regulated Environments, and Professor Julia Redenius-Hövermann, Professor of Civil and Company Law, both of whom research and teach at Frankfurt School. The centre also draws on multiple areas of academic expertise at Frankfurt School, including finance, law, digitalisation, environmental economics and economic philosophy.
For the FCCR, the exchange of experience with the corporate world is of central importance in order to research the impact of regulation. The centre was able to attract eleven companies for cooperation right from the start covering a wide range of industries. The following companies and organisations are currently partners of the FCCR: AXA Konzern AG, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Boston Consulting Group, Daimler-Fonds, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Börse AG, Google Germany GmbH, PepsiCo Deutschland GmbH, RWE AG, ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V..
Professor Roland Koch: “The new centre places a strong emphasis on the exchange of experiences with companies and managers. This will ensure that we meet our goal of incorporating practical experience in order to formulate application-oriented regulation.”
Professor Julia Redenius-Hövermann adds: “The centre’s research focuses on the question which instruments, functions and methods of public regulation create the best overall economic benefit. To this end, Frankfurt School is establishing two new professorships in finance and in regulatory law.”