Numbers of Shareholders Down by 500.000, Negative Wealth Effect for Private Households (Shareholding Statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, 2014) (in German)
The equity culture in Germany takes the second hit in row. In 2014 the number of sharholders and holders of equity funds declines by 500.000 - despite of rising share prices. Only 8.4 million Germans (13.1 percent of the population) invest in the equity market. Due to the conservative structure of savings private households accumulate less wealth than they could. Deutsches Aktieninstituts therefore calls upon politicians to remove regulatory and other obstacles for share investments.
The shareholder statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstituts also offer an overview on the sociodemographics of shareholders and investors in equity funds.