Every year I have the pleasure of being invited to Frankfurt for a financial and best practice conference by our client Allianz Global Investors, for whom we do market research projects in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK,
I am fortunate enough to travel frequently for business, and one of the places that I have visited most in recent years is Frankfurt. In this time I’ve got to know this rather singular city quite well and developed a sense of familiarity with it that makes it like a business home from home. Leaving the ubiquitous sausages to one side, to many Frankfurt is the centre of the German financial sector in a way similar to London’s City and Paris’ La Defense districts. Its gleaming glass towers are not just a symbol of how post-war West Germany rose from the ashes of destruction by American bombers, they also give the city a more New World than European look and feel.