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Brexit

Setting the right priorities (in German)

With a view to the third round of negotiations on the future partnership between the European Union and Great Britain, Deutsches Aktieninstitut demands in its current position paper that the negotiators set priorities. Market access...

Corporate governance and company law

General Meetings without compulsory attendance become possible (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut welcomes the draft on the General Meeting without the shareholders’ personal attendance. Due to the lack of the necessary infrastructure, the possibility to ask questions during the online General Meeting must...

Corporate governance and company law

At times of Corona: General meetings without compulsory attendance required (in German)

The bans and restrictions on events in response to the corona pandemic make it extremely difficult for companies to hold general meetings as face-to-face events. In a position paper published today, Deutsches Aktieninstitut therefore...

Investment in shares and securities

Acting calmly also in times of corona (in German)

In an extremely difficult stock market phase, the German day of the share ("Tag der Aktie") moves shares as an investment form into the limelight. Despite the current slump on the stock markets, the longer the investment horizon of a...

Corporate governance and company law

A shareholders' meeting is no soccer match (in German)

With a view to the beginning of the annual general meeting season, Deutsches Aktieninstitut is calling for individual case examinations to be permitted at annual general meetings. Companies that are legally obliged to hold...

Investment in shares and securities

Shareholder interest in 2019 down (in German)

In 2019, the number of share owners fell by around 660,000 people compared to the previous year, as the Deutsches Aktieninstitut states in its shareholder figures published today. The year 2019 thus represents a setback for German...

Investment in shares and securities

A long-term plus with shares (In German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut has published its new Return Triangles. As the Return Triangles show, shares are always an attractive investment for asset accumulation in the long term. Deutsches Aktieninstitut therefore calls for shares to...

Financial market regulation and real economy

Financial Transaction Tax - Private investors will foot the bill (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut rejects the bill on the financial transaction tax recently presented by the German Minister of Finance. The planned stock market tax makes the purchase of shares more expensive and thus less attractive. This...

Financial market regulation and real economy

Franco-German Economic Forum: President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls for closer cooperation at company level

The first Franco-German Corporate Executives and Institutional Investors Forum of Deutsches Aktieninstitut focused on European economic and capital market policy. France and Germany must work more closely together on these issues in...

Investment in shares and securities

Investing is the new way of saving (in German)

On World Savings Day, many children open a savings book for the first time. But the savings book is no attractive form of investment in the long run. The low interest rate policy means that Germans are losing assets in real terms. A...

Capital market financing

Deutsches Aktieninstitut, DDV and DSW: Total losses from securities transactions must continue to be recognized for tax purposes (in German)

Considering investor protection and private old-age provision, Deutsche Aktieninstitut, Deutsche Derivate Verband (DDV) and DSW (Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz) jointly call on the Grand Coalition to revise the income...

Financial market regulation and real economy

Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls for more Cooperation between Politics and Business in Europe (in German)

A consistent finalization of the Capital Market Union, purposeful action for a sustainable economy and the strengthening of European companies in international competition: These key issues form the focus of today's published European...

Financial market regulation and real economy

No one-sided burden on German companies

Deutsches Aktieninstitut firmly rejects the introduction of a public country-by-country reporting at EU level. The disclosure of sensitive company data puts German companies at a disadvantage in international competition. "The proposal...

Investment in shares and securities

No Taxation on Shares, Mr. Scholz!

In a letter addressed to Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, warns against the negative effects of the planned tax on shares for German economy and society. The tax on...

Retirement provision

A Safe Pension with Equities

In other countries, shares make a significant contribution to securing the standard of living of people in old age. This is the result of a study published today by Deutsches Aktieninstitut entitled "Altersvorsorge mit Aktien...

Über Uns

Hans-Ulrich Engel Re-Elected as President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut (in German)

At today's General Meeting and Management Meeting, the executive committee and managing board of Deutsches Aktieninstitut were newly elected. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, Vice Chairman and CFO of BASF SE, was confirmed as President for a...

Capital market financing

Deutsches Aktieninstitut is committed to interaction between European institutions and companies (in German)

With a view to the European elections on May 26, the President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, calls for more unity and confidence. The challenges facing Europe can only be mastered together and the European economy...

Investment in shares and securities

Friedrich von Metzler receives the Meritum Ehrenpreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft 2019 - the Förderpreis is awarded to Rock it Biz (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut awards Friedrich von Metzler for his outstanding civic commitment and his commitment to the social market economy with the Meritum prize of the German Economy. The banker receives the honorary prize for his...

Sustainability

Sustainability Becoming Mainstream for Investors

Besides the usual financial criteria, environmental and social topics, as well as corporate governance, are becoming ever more important to institutional investors when valuing companies and making investment decisions. A study...

Investment in shares and securities

With Four Simple Rules to an Successful Share Investment (in German)

On the occasion of the day of shares, on March 18, Deutsches Aktieninstitut encourages savers to invest in shares or equity funds. Who seizes the opportunities of share investment can look forward to attractive returns. You only have...

Investment in shares and securities

Number of Shareholders Increases by a Quarter of a Million (in German)

In 2018, for the fourth time running the number of shareholders and equity funds holders has risen in Germany. The survey “Shareholding Statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut 2018" (in German) - published today - shows that on an...

Brexit

Hard Brexit: Ensure Risk Heding of non-financial Companies with Derivatives (in German)

The Deutsche Aktieninstitut and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) state in their comments on the German draft bill on fiscal measures accompanying the Brexit that the legislator has to ensure the...

Investment in shares and securities

Shares Remain Attractive Investments (in German)

In view of the downturn of share prices investors should not be getting nervous. On the long run shares have been and are attractive investments with manageable risk. This demonstrate the new Return-Triangles of Deutsches...

Investment in shares and securities

Less Misunderstandings, More Shareholders (in German)

The Survey of Börse Stuttgart and Deutsches Aktieninstitut reflects the attitude of the Germans on shares // Inspite of low interest rates great reservations // Personal experience creates positive attitude // Integration of share...

Publicity and transparency

Less Legal Certainty and More Bureaucracy – The European Market Abuse Regulation in the Practical Test (in German)

Companies are pleading for more precise legal provisions on ad-hoc publicity and less red tape regarding insider lists and managers´ transactions. This shows the survey “Two Years of EU Market Abuse Regulation”, which has been...

Brexit

Politics and Business Are Called Upon to Revive the European Spirit (in German)

The chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, David McAllister, and Christopher Delbrück, Member of the Board of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, demand to strengthen the democracy and the entrepreneurial freedom in the European Union in...

Brexit

Brexit: It is five to twelve!

Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls upon the European and British negotiating parties to finally place their trade relations on a new sustainable basis. In its third position paper on the Brexit negotiations Deutsches Aktieninstitut shows...

Investment in shares and securities

Happy Birthday DAX – New Return Triangle Shows the Attractiveness of Regular Investments in Shares (in German)

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the German share index DAX Deutsches Aktieninstitut presents its new DAX-Return Triangle for the long-term monthly financial investment. You can download the Return Triangle here. ...

Capital market financing

Smaller Companies Need to Prepare Themselves Better for a Possible Takeover

How do German listed companies assess the likelihood of becoming the target of a takeover? How well prepared are they? Do they plan to buy a listed company? Answers to these questions delivers the survey “Ready for Takeover?” published...

Über Uns

Challenge Future - Politics and economy need to cooperate

At its annual reception in the Gesellschaftshaus of BASF in Ludwigshafen Deutsches Aktieninstitut, celebrating its 65th anniversary, addressed upcoming future challenges. As honoured guest, the General Secretary of the CDU, Annegret...

Sustainability

The New Deal for Consumers: An Open Door to Abusive Litigation

French, German and Italian companies fear that the European Commission’s proposal on collective redress will end up in abusive litigation. Combining a high level of consumer protection with the proper functioning of the internal market...

Investment in shares and securities

Have you already started saving in shares? (in German)

At the day of shares the Deutsche Aktieninstitut reminds the public that with shares - permanently invested - you can earn good returns. It is important not be focused on the right timing of the investment but to invest in shares on a...

Investment in shares and securities

The Implementation of Employee Shares Made Easy (in German)

The Deutsche Aktieninstitut and EY have published the “Guideline for the implementation of employee share schemes” today. The Guideline describes the five phases of planning, designing, compliance, communication and administration and...

Investment in shares and securities

Number of Shareholders Rises to over more than 10 Millions

In 2017 the number of shareholders and equity fund holders has risen significantly. On an annual average it was almost 1.1 million higher than in the previous year. In total more than 10 million citizens in Germany owned shares or...

Investment in shares and securities

„Return-Triangle“ visualises top long-term performance of shares (in German)

Shares are profitable and therefore an attractive financial investment. That impressively illustrates the new “Return-Triangle” of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. It can be downloaded now at www.dai.de. The message is: Shares give good...

Über Uns

EU Vice-President Dombrovskis Counts on the Support of Companies as regards the Capital Markets Union

At the reception of Deutsches Aktieninstitut today in Brussels EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and the president of Deutsches Aktieninstitut Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel advocated for the integration of European capital markets. The...

Brexit

German Trade Associations Publish Brexit Compendium

Renowned German trade associations today have published a digital, cross sectoral “Brexit compendium”, with the aim of bundling the interests of the German economy .The position papers of participating trade associations on Brexit can...

Investment in shares and securities

Companies Demand more Asset Formation among Employees (in German)

With the „Berlin Appeal for more asset formation among employees” high-level representatives of the German economy and of trade associations call upon the future German government to create a better framework for employee equity...

Brexit

Brexit: Transitional Agreements Now! (in German)

Today, Deutsches Aktieninstitut has published its second position paper on the Brexit negotiations. As the time for negotiations is advanced, Deutsche Aktieninstitut calls upon the negotiators to agree on transitional agreements in...

Capital market financing

„Wahlprüfsteine“ of Deutsches Aktieninstitut for the German Parliamentary Election 2017 (in German)

Issues regarding capital markets have in future to be placed much higher on the political agenda. Deutsches Aktieninstitut has inquired what the political parties have in mind with regard to important capital market matters and has...

Capital market financing

Whoever wants to lead has to speak clearly (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls upon political parties to show more support for important capital market issues like a share oriented old age provision and more IPOs in Germany. The responses of the political parties to the...

Über Uns

Companies welcome relief brought by Commission’s derivative end-user proposals

Companies welcome the Commission’s commitment to the existing commercial hedging exemption for companies from clearing and margining, and the move to an asset-by-asset class assessment for this exemption. The hedging exemption is...

Investment in shares and securities

German Parliamentary Elections 2017 – Sending a Strong Signal for Shares (in German)

Shares support the asset building of Germans and are indispensable for corporate finance. In its position paper for the German parliamentary elections, published today, Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls upon the political parties to...

Investment in shares and securities

Share Investment - The Illusionary Giant (in German)

On share´s day Deutsche Aktieninstitut calls for more political commitment for share investments. Shares are an important element for asset building and the old age provisions of the citizens. Therefore it is essential to reduce...

Brexit

Minimise Brexit Risks and Strengthen the European Capital Market (In German)

In its position paper “Exit negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom: Minimise Brexit Risks and Strengthen the European Capital Market” published today, the Deutsche Aktieninstitut submits proposals to the...

Investment in shares and securities

Number of Shareholders Remains Stable at Nine Million - Politicians Are Called Upon to Act (in German)

The number of shareholders and private investors in equity fonds has remained stable, as Deutsches Aktieninstitut notes in its study on the number of shareholders published today. In the annual average the number was just under nine...

Investment in shares and securities

„Return-Triangle“ Sends a Clear Message: The Country Needs More Shares (in German)

Shares are profitable and are therefore an attractive financial investment. That impressively illustrates the new “Return-Triangle” of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. It can be downloaded now at www.dai.de. The message is: Shares give good...

Retirement provision

For the Future Functioning of Old Age Provisions in Germany Shares Are Essential (in German)

“For the Future Functioning of Old Age Provisions in Germany Shares Are Essential”: This is the result of the study “Securing the Standard of Living in Old Age – Reducing the Pension Gap with Shares” published today by Deutsches...

Capital market financing

Deutsches Aktieninstitut Demands Closer Integration of European Capital Markets (in German)

In its latest position paper “Accepting Challenges – Moving Ahead: Deeper Integration of EU-Capital Markets despite the Brexit Vote” Deutsches Aktieninstitut is committed to ensuring, that the European Capital Markets Union is pursued...

Investment in shares and securities

Baumann Calls on Politics and Economy to Strengthen the European Union (in German)

At the autumn reception of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, held today in Brussels, Werner Baumann, President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut and CEO of Bayer AG, requested more support for Europe. Politics and economy had together to convince...

Über Uns

Guiding Principles for the Dialogue between Investor and Supervisory Board (In German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut supports the new guiding principles for the dialogue between investors and supervisory board published today by the initiative “Developing Shareholder Communication”.

Investment in shares and securities

Hessian Finance Minister Schäfer: „Employee shares offer above-average returns” (In German)

At a conference of the Deutsches Aktieninstitut and the Global Equity Organization the Finance Minister of Hesse Dr. Thomas Schäfer and Hauke Stars, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG, discussed an increased employee...

Capital market financing

Brexit: Something Has to Happen – Keep on as Usual is not an Option! (in German)

After the decision of the British voters to leave the European Union Deutsches Aktieninstitut demands of the German politicians to rapidly implement measures improving the framework conditions for capital markets in Germany. This is...

Investment in shares and securities

Baumann Is Calling for an Improved Inclusion of Shares in Retirement Provisions (in German)

This year the traditional reception of Deutsches Aktieninstitut took place at the Tropicarium of BAYER CropScience AG in Monheim. Besides Werner Baumann, President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Professor Dr. Axel Weber, Chairman of the...

Investment in shares and securities

Positive Signals for Equity Culture: Number of Shareholders Rises in 2015 (In German)

The number of shareholders and private investors in equity funds in Germany increased by 560.000 in 2015, as has been shown in a study of Deutsches Aktieninstitut on the number of shareholders published today. In total we have now well...

Investment in shares and securities

Updated "Return-Triangle" published – Don´t Get Upset by Drops in Share Prices (In German)

As the Return-Triangle of Deutsches Aktieninstitut shows, shares or equity funds are perfectly suited for wealth building. The updated version illustrating the development of prices and dividends in 2015 is available for download at...

Capital market financing

Deutsches Aktieninstitut: Fast Implementation of IPO Round Table's Action-Points is needed (in German)

The final report of the Round Table “More IPOs of young growth companies in Germany” has been presented at the end of September. In its Paper, published today, Deutsches Aktieninstitut submits proposals how the recommendations of the...

Über Uns

The Need for Safety meets Risk Aversion - Bankenverband and Deutsches Aktieninstitut on Safety and Risk (in German)

The joint conference of Bankenverband and Deutsches Aktieninstitut focused on the question whether we need another risk culture in order to find new answers for the current challenges. Alongside other speakers Jürgen Fitschen, Co-Chief...

Über Uns

EU-Commission Vice-President Katainen Calls for More Commitment to TTIP at Deutsches Aktieninstitut's Autumn-Reception (in German)

At the traditional Autumn Reception in Brussels Werner Baumann, President of Deutsches Aktieninsitut, and Jyrki Katainen, EU Vice-President and Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, emphasized the importance of...

Investment in shares and securities

Employee Share-Ownership – Associations call for Political Action (in German)

In its call for action “For an agenda employee share-ownership” published today, ten well-known German associations ask from politicians to improve the general framework of employee share-ownership and to speak up for more employee...

Investment in shares and securities

Share investment is a Matter of Mindset – New Study about the Attitude of Germans towards Shares (in German)

Misunderstandings, prejudices and uncertainties influence the relationship of Germans to share investments. This has been ascertained by a study of Deutsches Aktieninstitut and Stuttgart Stock Exchange, examining the attitude of...

Über Uns

Board of Deutsches Aktieninstitut Confirms Werner Bauman as President (in German)

At its constitutive meeting the newly elected board of Deutsches Aktieninstitut unanimously confirmed Werner Baumann, Chief Strategy and Portfolio Officer of Bayer AG, as President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut.

Investment in shares and securities

Despite the Ongoing Bull Market the Number of Shareholders in Germany is Declining (in German)

In 2014 about half a million people bid their shares or shares in funds farewell. Despite rising prices at the stock exchanges the number of share investors dropped the second year in a row. Only 8.4 million Germans, i.e. about 13...

Investment in shares and securities

New edition of the stock return triangle - shares promote private wealth building in the long run (in German)

Shares and equity funds promote wealth building of private households. This is demonstrated by the stock triangle of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, which visualizes the peformance of the companies of the DAX over the past 50 years. The new...

Capital market financing

Strengthening the IPO Market in Germany (in German)

An intelligent regulatory framework is needed in order to better mobilize capital for IPOs. This is the key message of Deutsches Aktieninstitut in its positionpaper “The Stock Exchange - Strengthening the Engine for Growth: Mobilizing...

Investment in shares and securities

More enthusiasm for employee shares – simplification of regulatory framework and extension of tax relief needed (in German)

In its position paper “More enthusiasm for employee shares in Germany: Adequate Incentives – Less Obstacles” published today, Deutsches Aktieninstitut sees a need for politicians to engage more in the support of employee share-schemes....

Capital market financing

"Without Capital Markets No Growth in Europe" (in German)

At the traditional Brussels reception of Deutsches Aktieninstitut the new EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Lord Hill, and Markus Ferber, MEP, delivered speeches to more than 200 guests. Werner Baumann, President of Deutsches...

Investment in shares and securities

President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut rejects financial transaction tax (in German)

At the annual reception of Deutsches Aktieninstitut today, Werner Baumann, President of Deutsches Deutsches Aktieninstitut, called for dropping ultimately the plans to introduce a financial transaction tax in EU. The complete press...

Investment in shares and securities

Deutsches Aktieninstitut critisizes the Proposal on a Reform of the Shareholder Rights Directive (in German)

The complete press release can be downloaded in German below.

Investment in shares and securities

Number of shareholders declining: Aktieninstitut warns about negative long term consequences for private wealth building (in German)

Last year 600.000 people less than 2012 were invested in shares or equity funds. This is the key finding of the most recent shareowner statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. Only 8.9 million Germans placed private savings into shares...

Investment in shares and securities

No Financial Transaction Tax - Now! (in German)

The financial transaction tax is an important agenda item for the franco-German consultations this week. Deutsches Aktieninstitut calls for refraining from the tax as it would seriously harm the real economy and private investors. The...

Investment in shares and securities

Deutsches Aktieninstitut surveys status quo of employee shareownership in Germany (in German)

The complete press release in German is available for download below.

Publicity and transparency

Deutsches Aktieninstitut and PwC publish study on the enforcement of financial information by the Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (in German)

The German enforcer, the Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel) has been assigned high marks / high intensity of examinations and critique for tight time limits / Influence on accounting...

Über Uns

Deutsches Aktieninstitut will provide the office of the Commission German Corporate Governance Code (in German)

In today's general meeting the members of Deutsches Aktieninstitut decided to provide the office of the Commission German Corporate Governance Code in the future. As an instrument of self-regulation the German Corporate Governance Code...

Investment in shares and securities

Number of shareholders on the rise, number of investors in equity funds down (in German)

In the first half of the year 2013 the number of direct shareholders has increased by 7.1 percent. Compared to 2012 additional 323.000 people have decided to invest in shares, so that there are now 4.9 million direct shareholders in...

Über Uns

Deutsches Aktieninstitut is going to become the office for the Government Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code (in German)

Investment in shares and securities

The Financial Transaction Tax – A Wrong Track?

Private investors and the real economy in Germany would be charged with costs ranging from 5.0 to 7.3 billion Euros if the financial transaction tax entered into force. This is the key-finding of an impact study conducted by Deutsches...

Investment in shares and securities

Congratulations to 25 years of DAX (in German)

Deutsches Aktieninstitut congratulates to 25 year of DAX: The most famous German stock index does not only visualize the performance of the listed companies, but is an indicator for the development of the German economy as a whole. ...

Investment in shares and securities

Financial Transaction Tax will hurt massively the companies of the real economy (in German)

The financial transaction tax will cause massive burden for the real economy. In an analysis Deutsches Aktieninstitut calculated the impacts of the new tax on 24 large German companies. Even under conservative assumptions the estimated...

Sustainability

German minister Peter Altmaier calls for stable conditions for investors in energy infrastructure (in German)

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