Position Papers

With our position papers we engage in political debates and expert discussions regarding capital market issues - representing the interests of our members. Each year, numerous and detailed positions cover the various areas of our work: the primary market, the secondary market, the governance of listed companies and the economic education.

Below you will find our position papers which focus on European legislation - mostly in English and partially in German language. All our positions including papers with focus on national topics you will find on our German website.

Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, listed companies must be able to hold virtual general meetings until the end of 2021. In the statement of Deutsches Aktieninstitut we welcome the draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and support an extension of the COVID 19 legislation. Particularly in the pandemic, Germany's listed companies must remain capable of taking action and be given the opportunity to conduct their annual general meetings virtually and in a legally secure manner. The earlier the extension is approved, the more opportunities and resources companies and their service providers would have to make the virtual general meeting as shareholder-friendly as possible.