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1 de Octubre de 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

Launching of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers

After announcing their strategic alliance in Paris on July 12, eleven financial centers have launched the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC).

The founding members of the new international non-profit association registered in Brussels are:


Financial centers are key to sustain economic growth. They provide the infrastructure for investment and savings that drives entrepreneurial endeavors and economic growth throughout industries and communities. And they contribute more and more to sustainable development and to improving financial literacy. They embrace innovation in finance and actively contribute to developments in that space.

That's why WAIFC aims to share best practices and cross-fertilization between International Financial Centers and to develop the dialog with the Public Authorities at the international level.

WAIFC is project-driven. Initially, WAIFC focuses on concrete projects in the following areas:

  1. Data on financial centers
  2. Contribution of financial centers to Green investment & infrastructure
  3. New FinTech developments
  4. The role of financial centers in the financing of the economy


WAIFC Board of Directors is composed of senior leaders from the founding members:

The first elected Chairman is Arnaud de BRESSON, Paris Europlace, Treasurer is Frederic de LAMINNE, Belgian Finance Club, and the Managing Director is Jochen BIEDERMANN, Frankfurt Main Finance.

The head office is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

WAIFC is open for further members as well as sponsors. Please contact us for further details.