The Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM)
The Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM) is an institute that wishes to set new standards in the field of risk management and regulation. Located at the two Frankfurt universities - the Goethe University and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, it supports relevant research projects (under the supervision of the House of Finance of the Goethe University) and will begin its teaching operations as of the summer semester of 2010 with an extra-occupational Master's in Risk Management & Regulation, along with a certificate programme (managed by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management). Two high-ranking representatives of the two universities, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König from the House of Finance of the Goethe University and Prof. Dr. Udo Steffens from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, have assumed the leadership of the institute as presidents. The institute is supported by the Gesellschaft für Risikomanagement und Regulierung e.V. (Society for Risk Management and Regulation) which was founded in June 2009 and which is involved with well-known banks as well as service providers, associations and the state of Hesse.