With our studies and surveys we highlight current or fundamental issues of the capital markets. Our studies and surveys – published partly in co-operation with other parties – appear at irregular intervals.

Our surveys are mostly published in German language and can either be downloaded or ordered as printed versions.

The study provides the results of a survey among more than 400,000 retail investors of Deutsche Post DHL. Answers to the following questions are given: What sources of information do retail investors use? Do they prefer dividends or increases of share prices? Do they exercise their voting rights at the general meeting? Since the survey, a joint project of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutscher Investor Relations Verband (DIRK) and Deutsches Aktieninstitut, has already been performed for the third time, it allows conclusions to changes in the behavior over time. The study also includes a survey among institutional investors with nearly similar questions. Therefore, differences in the behavior of retail and institutional investors can be shown.