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January 15, 2013

Commerzbank opens the German Investment Seminar in New York for the 15th time

  • Largest German investors’ conference in the US
  • Top companies from the German business world meet with US investors
  • Platform for more than 60 companies and more than 550 fund managers

This year’s German Investment Seminar marks the 15th time Commerzbank has hosted the largest German investors’ conference in New York. Held over three days, more than 60 German companies will have the opportunity to convey their strengths to investors. Among the participants are virtually all the DAX 30 companies, as well as other top names from the German business world. In more than 1,500 individual meetings, leading company representatives will meet with more than 550 US investors. 

A central topic at the Global Investment Seminar is the macroeconomic outlook and its impact on German companies. “In turbulent times the German economy has showed that it is comparatively robust; nevertheless 2013 will not be without challenges. However, the key macroeconomic indicators in the eurozone, in the United States of America and in Asia have been developing more positively since the autumn of last year,” said Michael Reuther, the member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG responsible for Corporates & Markets and Treasury in his opening speech in New York on Monday evening. Reuther also pointed to historically low financing conditions, which allow for a high degree of operational flexibility and efficiency, as well as internationally attractive growth opportunities. “The global economy should recover gradually. The well positioned German economy should benefit from this,” added Reuther.

The German Investment Seminar (GIS) is the largest investors’ conference for German companies in the US. In the most recent Thomson Reuters Extel survey the GIS was voted the “Top Broker Conference” by more than 14,000 investment experts and 2,000 institutional investors.



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About Commerzbank


Commerzbank is a leading bank in Germany and Poland. It is also present worldwide in all markets for its customers as a partner to the business world. With the business areas Private Customers, Mittel-standsbank, Corporates & Markets and Central & Eastern Europe, it offers its private and corporate clients as well as institutional investors the banking and capital market services they need. With some 1,200 branches Commerzbank has one of the densest branch networks among German private banks. In total, Commerzbank boasts nearly 15 million private customers, as well as 1 million business and corporate clients. In 2011, it generated revenues of just under EUR 10 billion with some 58,000 employees.



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