Ralf Lemster

Our founder: it’s the profile that makes a professional

Ralf spent ten years in international investment banking with Dresdner Bank AG, with a focus on sales and trading in a wide variety of fixed income, equity and FX products. During a four-year stint in London, the opportunity to pursue something that fascinated him naturally arose: in 1994, he began carrying out high-quality specialist translation work, using a proven ability with languages in combination with his financial markets experience. And thus the idea of providing such a service – from a professional, for professionals – was born.

In 1997, Ralf became a sworn translator for the English language, and has worked on a fully independent basis ever since. He is a member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ), and has served as a BDÜ Vice-President since 2011.

He especially enjoys translating in the following subjects:

  • derivative and structured financial products
  • electronic stock exchange trade and settlement systems
  • strategic corporate communication

He’s always up for a challenge, so he also loves

  • anything that has a particular twist or is unusually tricky!


What can we do for you?

Perhaps you have something critical in terms of timing, or a very sensitive communication? We’ll be happy to give you a quote without any obligation. And don’t worry: discretion is second nature for us. Your data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality: even the upload of your files is encrypted.


Ralf Lemster Financial Translations is a translations company specialised in the language of financial markets. We support demanding clients in both the private and the public sector with accurate, expert, fluent and elegant copy. Our core competence lies in German and English; further languages are available upon request.


Our clients value continuity, reliability, open communication, and flexibility. Direct contact with the individual translator, editor or copywriter on the project are a given. Plus, we’re renowned for our agility and resourcefulness when unexpected twists and turns come up.



Ralf Lemster Financial Translations GmbH
Alt-Sindlingen 3-5
65931 Frankfurt am Main


Telephone: +49 69 3756199-0
Facsimile: +49 69 3756199-9
E-mail: webinfo(at)rlft.de