Facts about DSW

Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW) is Germany’s oldest and largest association for private investors. The head office is seated in Düsseldorf. Additionally, DSW has 8 regional offices which are run by honorary representatives.

Founded in 1947, DSW now has about 25,000 members. Furthermore, DSW is the head office of 7,000 investment clubs in Germany (thereof more than 700 clubs paying members of DSW) with approximately Euro 500 million invested capital.

DSW represents its members at approximately 650 annual general meetings per year.

DSW is member of Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS) which provides global corporate governance research and proxy voting advice. ECGS is an alliance of leading corporate governance research and advisory groups in Europe offering institutions access to unrivalled experience on governance and responsibility issues.

DSW is founding member of BetterFinance in Brussels, the European Federation of Financial Services Users, an independent financial expertise center to the direct benefit of financial services users, including individual and small shareholders, fund and retail investors, savers, pension fund participants, life insurance policy holders, borrowers, and other stakeholders who are independent from the financial industry.