Event Partners


EFA 2017 is grateful to have the support and funding from our event partners.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the federal government and the states, which are represented in all grants committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.



Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people's lives. Roche is the world's largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.


Deutsche Bundesbank

The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and performs a wide range of tasks. It shares responsibility for monetary policy in the euro area with the ECB and the other central banks in the Eurosystem. The Bundesbank’s President helps to shape monetary policy as a member of the ECB Governing Council and the Bundesbank is tasked with implementing that policy in Germany. Furthermore, it informs the general public about monetary policy. Other key tasks of the Bundesbank at both the national and international level are banking supervision, financial stability, cash and cashless payment operations.  


Bank for International Settlements

The mission of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. The BIS pursues its mission by promoting discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks, supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability, and conducting research on policy issues confronting central banks and financial supervisory authorities.


European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks together constitute the Eurosystem, the central banking system of the euro area. The main objective of the Eurosystem is to maintain price stability: safeguarding the value of the euro. The European Central Bank is responsible for the prudential supervision of credit institutions located in the euro area and participating non-euro area Member States, within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, which also comprises the national competent authorities. It contributes to the safety and soundness of the banking system and the stability of the financial system within the EU and each participating Member State.


Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) manages the Government Pension Fund Global. The fund is invested worldwide in equities, fixed income and real estate, totalling around 7,300 billion kroner (860 billion dollars). Our mission is to safeguard and build wealth for Norway's future generations. We aim to achieve this with an acceptable risk, as a responsible investor, and through an efficient organisation. We are operating in a global, highly competitive and constantly evolving market. We are more than 500 people of more than 35 nationalities, with offices in Oslo, London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.


Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

Würth is a family business that was founded by Adolf Würth in 1945. The Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG is the parent company of the globally acting Würth Group. The company is world market leader within its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening material. The product range for craft and industry comprises over 125,000 products: From screws, screw accessories and anchors to tools, chemical-technical products and personal protection equipment.


Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex disputes and regulatory investigations. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent academics and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC.



Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are profitable growth, efficiency and values. Around 80 percent of sales come from market-leading positions, which we are systematically expanding. We concentrate on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. In 2016 Evonik’s more than 35,000 employees generated sales of €12.7 billion and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.165 billion. Around 81 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.


ARERO - Der Weltfonds

"ARERO - Der Weltfonds" is a joint project of the ARERO management team at the Chair of Banking (University of Mannheim) and Deutsche Asset Management S.A. The fund offers investors the opportunity to participate in the performance of equities, bonds and commodities through a single and well-diversified product. To replicate the performance of the asset classes, ARERO relies on well-known low-cost indices whose selection was based on the criteria of transparency, representativeness, investability and liquidity. Since its launch in 2008, ARERO has become one of Germany's most successful Multi-Asset-Indexfunds. As of January 2017, assets under management (AuM) are approximately 600 Mio. Euros.


Nasdaq Educational Foundation

The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from Nasdaq. The mission of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. is to support programs that further the Nasdaq vision and mission of connecting business, capital and innovative ideas to advance global economies.


Spängler IQAM Invest

Spängler IQAM Invest is an independent fund manufacturer with more than 25 years’ market experience. Spängler IQAM Invest and its team of more than 50 experts in Salzburg, Vienna and Frankfurt offer professional investors high-quality investment funds and individual, tailored investment solutions. We help our customers achieve their investment goals by applying carefully selected yield factors in a risk-controlled manner. These yield factors and asset management models are not only theoretically well founded and transparent, but have also proven themselves in practice.