Germany is a laggard on the finance component, ranking 23rd. There is room for improvement in Germany’s international investment agreements, by taking more into account the public policy goals of its investment partners and by including a more sustainable development approach. With regard to its institutional commitments, however, Germany has a good score due to its compliance with the OECD anti-bribery convention and the broader institutional investment framework. On the financial secrecy subcomponent, Germany has one of the lowest scores. Of all the CDI countries, only Japan, the United States, and Switzerland have less transparent financial jurisdictions. Germany could significantly improve its corporate transparency regulations and work toward more efficient tax and financial regulations.