In its position paper regarding the proposed "Fondsstandortgesetz" Deutsches Aktieninstitut basically welcomes the increase of the subsidies for employee share ownership from 360 Euro annually to 720 Euro annually. Nevertheless, in order to incentivice more companies to introduce employee share ownership plans the subsidy should be increased to at least 1.000 Euro which would also reflect common international practice.
On 24.9.2017 the German citizens will elect the new German Bundestag und thus predefine the forthcoming policitcal, social and economic developments. One important political topic with long-term relevance is the framework for financial and capital markets. Deutsches Aktieninstitut therefore has analysed the election programmes of several political parties (CDU/CSU, SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, FDP, Die Linke and AfD) regarding issues being relevant for capital markets. Several distinct topics ...
The competence and responsibility enlargement of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) shall not result in additional unfounded financial burdens for the issuers. From Deutsches Aktieninstitut's point of view the cost structure of the BaFin must be more transparent and have to build upon activity-based costing structure.
Position of Deutsches Aktieninstitut in regard of the proposed changes in the law regulating transformation of companies (Umwandlungsgesetz) and concerning corporate demergers (in German)
In this position Deutsches Aktieninstitut welcomes the idea of accelerating court procedures to verify the adequacy of an offer. The duration of such procedures harm companies as well as investors. Deutsches Aktieninstitut proposes, though, to admit appeals to the Federal Court of Justice.
Position of Deutsches Aktieninstitut on the financial transaction tax
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 ...
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 Germany (7.1 percent of the population). This is the highest number since 2003. However, in the same space of time the number of people who invest in equity-based funds has decreased. Taking both developments together, the number of indirect and direct ...
Misunderstandings, bad feelings and a significant level of desinterest prevent Germans from investing money into shares. Even historically low interest rates have not increased their interest in equity investments. This is the core result of this study conducted by Deutsches Aktieninstitut and Börse Stuttgart. The study also develops ideas how the reservations could be overcome. The biggest push would result from the system of old age provision.
In the constituent meeting of the board of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, CFO BASF SE, was unanimously elected as new president. Engel follows Werner Baumann, CEO Bayer AG, who was holding office since 2013.
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 percent of the population, are invested in the share market. That is the alarming result of the newest survey of Deutsches Aktieninstitut regarding the number of shareholders in Germany.
Seit dem Ausbruch der Finanzmarktkrise im Jahr 2008 ist in Politik und Öffentlichkeit die Auffassung weit verbreitet, dass ausschließlich die Kapitalmärkte ursächlich für die derzeitigen Probleme sind. Begriffe wie „Turbokapitalismus" und „Monster Finanzmarkt" sprechen insoweit Bände. Im Finanzbereich hat es definitiv gravierende Fehlentwicklungen gegeben. Das streitet niemand mehr ab. Natürlich ist es richtig und notwendig, den ordnungspolitischen Rahmen soweit zu überarbeiten, ...
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