Number of shareholders stays constant, sharp drop in the number of holders of equity funds (shareholding statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, 2013) (in German)
In 2013 there has been 600.000 people less investing in shares or equity funds compared to 2012 - a set back for the equity culture in Germany. This is a key result of the most recent issue of the shareholding statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. Only 8.9 million Germans 13.8 percent of the population) put private savings into shares or equity funds. The sharp is explained exclusively by the drop in the number of holders of equity funds, while the number of shareholders remained constant.