The Center for Research in Financial Communication was founded at the University of Leipzig in 2016. It builds upon the University´s expertise, research and programs offered in the field of communication management.
In addition to research and teaching projects in the field of financial communication and investor relations, various events ensure the regular exchange between research and practice.
Financial communication is a strategic corporate function of high and ever-growing importance. The Center for Research in Financial Communication reflects this significance in the form of a dedicated academic research institution supported by renowned partners.
The Center for Research in Financial Communication pursues the goal of establishing and strengthening the field of financial communication in academic research and teaching as well as the knowledge transfer between science and practice. It contributes to the further professionalization of the field.
CRiFC focuses on the following priorities
The Center for Research in Financial Communication focuses on the initiation, coordination, implementation and communication of national and international research projects in the field of financial communication and investor relations.
Its activities range from basic research to applied research with pronounced practical relevance. A close relationship with the practice of financial communication is therefore essential.
Research on financial communication combines distinct disciplines such as communication science, business and economics or law. CRiFC aims to connect leading researchers in the corresponding disciplines as well as link science and practice.
Research of the Center for Research in Financial Communication focuses on the following topics:
- Strategy & Value Creation
- Capital Market
The Center for Research in Financial Communication supports the lively exchange between research and practice in the field of financial communication.
Various events and regular exchanges serve to raise awareness about the challenges and issues of practice and strengthen the practical relevance of research projects. The academic perspective provided by CRiFC can offer impulses for the implementation of financial communication.
One of the key objectives of the Center for Research in Financial Communication is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of theoretical and strategic challenges in the field of financial communication. Through projects, theses and seminars, CRiFC offers opportunities to familiarize students with relevant research questions and methods in the field of financial communication.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” (Benjamin Franklin)
We employ our specialized expertise to develop customized offers for training and continuing education in the field of financial communication for our partners.
PARTNER & NETWORK
The Center for Research in Financial Communication was founded at the University of Leipzig in 2016. Its activities are supported by an international network of experts in financial communication from science and practice.
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of their customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. The portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.
Further information is available at www.basf.com
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.
Further information is available at www.deutsche-boerse.com
The Günter Thiele Foundation for Communication & Management is a founding partner of the Center for Research in Financial Communication.
The foundation is organized within the Association for German Science Foundation (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) and is subject to legal supervision by the state of Sachsen.
The Günter Thiele Foundation for Communication & Management aims to promote science and research and support young researchers and teaching in the fields of communication management, public relations and strategic communication. In particular, it seeks to continue and expand the work already performed at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Leipzig.
Further information is available at guenter-thiele-stiftung.de
FGS Global is a founding partner of the Center for Research in Financial Communication.
FGS Global is the strategic advisor for the stakeholder economy. FGS Global’s team includes leaders in all aspects of strategic communications, including corporate reputation, crisis management, government affairs, and transformation and change, and is the leading force in financial communications worldwide. FGS Global offers clients seamless and integrated support across the globe, with 27 offices and more than 1,200 professionals across multidisciplinary practice areas, including design and creative, digital strategy, and research and insights.
Further information is available at www.fgsglobal.com
DIRK – Deutscher Investor Relations Verband (German Investor Relations Association) is the largest specialized association for connecting companies and the capital market in Europe. As an independent expert, DIRK aims to improve the dialogue between issuers, investors and relevant intermediaries and set professional quality standards. The goal of the association is professional support for its members, the promotion of the IR profession as well as extensive trainings and further education possibilities in close cooperation with science and research.
Further information is available at dirk.org.
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DVFA – Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management) is a professional association with nearly 1,400 investment professionals. The aim of the association is to take decisive steps in setting the course within the financial community. Furthermore, the DVFA professional regulation sets a self-imposed framework concerning the standards of professional practice. In various industry-specific events, relevant issues are discussed and decision-making is initiated.
Further information is available at dvfa.de.
Since 1953, Deutsche Aktieninstitut (DAI) represents the interests of publicly traded companies, banks, stock exchanges and investors representing 80 percent of the market capitalization of stock corporations in Germany. It aims to promote equities as investments and financing instruments in Germany and strives to support the development of capital markets and their parameters. The raising of capital via primary markets, the trading of securities as well as the rights and obligations of shareholders, management and supervisory boards are among their core issues addressed. DAI provides the secretariat of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex.
Further information is available at dai.de.
The Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) is an independent center of excellence for corporate reporting and a central point of contact for all key players in the corporate reporting community. CCR focuses not only on reporting in the strictest sense; it examines external and internal reporting and its interaction with topics such as strategy, leadership, reputation, risk and corporate management. CCR’s activities include the annual Symposium, topic-specific events, the trade publication «The Reporting Times» and networking of diverse players within the reporting community.
Further information is available at corporate-reporting.com.
The IR Club is the combination of Investor Relations and Social Media: an online community of IR specialists and one of the largest IR associations in Europe. IR Club aims to promote networking, communication, discussion and knowledge transfer among IR experts. In addition, the use of social media is supported by the platform.
Further information is available at irclub.de.