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Exciting projects are being developed to boost Basel as a finance location

The foundation „Finanzplatz Basel“ has been supporting the finance and business location Basel through various projects and initiatives for over 20 years. The foundation „Finanzplatz Basel“ was initiated in 1997 during a time when the local stock exchange closed its doors. The foundation aims to strengthen Basel as a finance and business location. The Board of the foundation is presided over by the Head of the Department of Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs of the canton of Basel-Stadt. It consists of representatives from Basel financial services companies, industry and academia.

To strengthen research and education in the finance and banking sector was an important mission of the foundation that has been fulfilled last year with the decision to finance a PhD position at the newly founded Center For Innovative Finance (CIF) at the University of Basel. Previously, the foundation supported an assistant professorship in corporate finance at the faculty for economics (WWZ) as well as smaller projects at the University for Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Since this year, the project „Digital newspaper clippings on the Swiss economy / (Digitalisierte Zeitungsausschnitte zur Schweizer Wirtschaft)” is a project that the foundation supports: It aims to collect valuable knowledge about the finance locations and their frameworks in the long-term. This is a project of the Swiss Economy Archives and the University Library Basel, and it makes a tangible contribution to the research community.

Following projects and initiatives have been and are being supported by the foundation.

  • Congress and Symposium
  • Studies and innovative approaches in the financial industry
  • Start-up support
  • Development and marketing of a master degree program

The office of the foundation accepts new applications. The office of the foundation is managed by Ms. Djurdja Röthlisberger, Economic Promotion Basel-Stadt.


Your contact

Contact Foundation Office

Stiftung Finanzplatz Basel
c/o Office of Economy and Labour AWA
Djurdja Röthlisberger

Tasks & responsibilities
Finance sector manager, foundation office „Stiftung Finanzplatz Basel“, corporate support, Zurich meets Basel, Insurtech- and Fintech Promotion Basel