Ralf Frank

Managing Director @ DVFA - Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management GmbH

Ralf Frank joined DVFA in 2002. He is Managing Director of DVFA since 2004, and Secretary General of the association since 2011.

Prior to his current positions Ralf held several senior management positions at a US-American industrial machinery manufacturer and was senior staff at a pan-European management consulting firm. He studied in Brussels, Essen, Manchester and Sheffield and holds an M.A. in Sociology and Communications from Essen University/Germany and an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University/UK.

He is author of several articles and publications on finance, banking, financial communication and sustainability, as well as an appreciated speaker and panellist in Germany and abroad.

His current focus is on

  • Digitalisation of financial markets
  • Ethics and financial economy
  • Professionalisation Investment Professionals
  • ESG/Sustainable Investing
  • EBI – Evidence Based Investing

Ralf represents DVFA in several committees:

  • EFFAS Commission on ESG
  • Board of Association of Certified International Investment Analysts Council (ACIIA)
  • EFFAS Training & Qualification Committee
  • Project Delphi, Chair Technical Group
  • Emeritus Chair XBRL Best Practices Board, XII
  • Advisory Board of the German Financial Market Authority BaFin
  • Investors and Markets Advisory Committee (IMAC) Deutsche Börse