Verband unabhängiger Vermögensverwalter Deutschland

Verband unabhängiger Vermögensverwalter Deutschland

VuV, the German association of independent asset managers, represents the interests of Germany’s non-bank financial portfolio managers. Its main objectives are to sharpen the profile of independent asset managers as valuable partners for the capital market, to strengthen communication among its members, to raise awareness of the industry, and to project a positive public image. VuV was founded by seven members on December 12, 1997; today its membership stands at around 200. Members are expected to advise their clients and represent their interests in a professional, independent manner.

www.vuv.de

Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

The Association of German Foundations represents the interests of Germany’s more than 17,300 foundations. With over 3,500 members it is the largest and longest-standing association of its kind in Europe. The Association serves to enable foundations to meet their responsibilities and objectives more effectively both now and in the future. This includes efforts to improve the legislative framework for foundations and the taxation of foundations, and generally to create a more foundation-friendly climate. The Association continually liaises with public-sector decision makers and opinion formers, issues regular statements and proposals, and brings its expertise to the political process while informing public opinion.

www.stiftungen.org

Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management

Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management

DVFA is the German association for investment professionals with a membership of currently around 1,200 individuals who work as investment consultants and executives for over 400 investment companies, banks, and fund managers or as independent capital market service providers. 

  • DVFA is also a respected training institution with more than 3,500 general and 2,300 CEFA/CIIA graduates.
  • Each year it organizes analysts’ and investors’ conferences, forums and symposia on behalf of more than 350 companies that are listed on the DAX, MDAX, TecDAX, SDAX, General Standard and of foreign issuers.
  • DVFA is one of over 17,000 members of EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, and a member of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA), a network of more than 50,000 investment professionals around the world.

www.dvfa.de

Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz

Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz

DSW, Germany’s oldest and largest association of private investors, was founded in 1947 and currently has a membership of around 25,000. DSW represents its members’ interests at the political level and also vis-à-vis stock corporations and banks. The association is highly influential in drafting capital market legislation. For instance, several of its proposals on strengthening investors’ rights in Germany were included in the extensive recommendations of the German Government’s commission on corporate governance and in the actual Corporate Governance Code. DSW was the only investors’ association with a seat on the commission.

www.dsw-info.de

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