Sector programme finance

Stiftung Finanzplatz Basel (Foundation financial centre Basel)

The Stiftung Finanzplatz Basel (Foundation financial centre Basel) promotes projects to strengthen Basel as a financial centre and supports education and research in the fields of finance and banking.

The foundation was established in 1997 in the context of the liquidation of the stock Exchange of Basel-Stadt. It has the purpose of promoting the financial and economic area of Basel. The foundation council is composed of representatives from the finance and insurance sector, the industry as well as academia. The president of the foundation council is the Member of the Cantonal Government Kaspar Sutter.

The foundation promotes the financial centre and economic area of Basel by supporting a diverse range of projects and initiatives. Projects seeking support from the foundation must in principle serve this foundation purpose. There are many possibilities how this can be fulfilled.

In the past, events, conventions, an assistance professorship at the University of Basel and projects related to start-up promotion have, for example, been supported.

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