specialist financial translations

Key financial insights and information are often lost in translation. Products that have been carefully crafted in German can be translated into English in such a way that they can be misunderstood or overlooked by English-speaking markets because a translator failed to apply the requisite specialist knowledge

When it comes to translating German financial texts into English equivalents, Jonathan is a safe pair of hands. He has the necessary language skills and financial insights to reflect subtle nuances in meaning that are often lost on less experienced translators


I'm a former stockbroker and equity analyst with 14 years' experience in the financial services industry. I've worked for institutions such as Deutsche Bank and UBS, focusing on European and global equity markets. Before entering banking, I studied Modern Languages at Oxford University, where I specialised in German. Since 2005, I've worked full-time as a specialist German to English financial translator, with a focus on corporate financial reporting

My background as a sell-side equity analyst and stockbroker comprised interfacing with chief financial officers, investor relations professionals, and buy-side institutional fund managers and analysts. This gives me an edge in delivering the right tone, language and in-depth understanding to deliver a cutting-edge professional translation product


Corporate financial reporting
Corporate accounting guidelines
Accounting standards (IFRS, HGB etc.)
Audit reports
Tax reports 
Equity research
Credit research
Equity issue prospectuses
IPO marketing materials
Mergers & acquisitions
Corporate restructuring


Since 2005, I have provided specialist German to English financial translation services, primarily through intermediary offices, to a large and very varied base of DAX, MDAX, SDAX index constituent companies – especially comprising their annual and quarterly financial reporting requirements. Further end-clients serviced through such intermediary offices include leading auditing firms, investor relations agencies, investment banks, stockbroking firms and law practices in German-speaking countries

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