(...) Professor Thomas M.J. Möllers paid particular tribute to Weidmann's position on the ECB's government bond purchases. Jens Weidmann was confirmed as the youngest Bundesbank president to date in 2011. He also represents German interests in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is a member of the Governing Council of the ECB.

The Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) regularly invites prominent figures from the world of politics to Frankfurt for its "Distinguished Lecture", for example, in February 2017 the acting Vice-President of the EU Commission Valdis Dombrovskis.