Number of Shareholders in Germany Up by Half a Million in 2015 - Negative Trend Broken (Shareholding Statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, 2015) (in German)
The Germans' confidence in shares has returned in 2015. The number of shareholders and investors in equity funds rised to 9 million which is the highest level since three years. This equals 14 percent of the German population in the age of above 14 years and an increase of 560.000 (+ 6.7 percent) compared to 2014.
The shareholdings statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstituts also offer an overview on the sociademographics of shareholders and investors in equity funds. Sociodemographic details of German shareholders are available upon request.