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The German Investment Funds Association BVI

BVI represents the interests of the German fund industry at national and international level. The association promotes sensible regulation of the fund business as well as fair competition vis-à-vis policy makers and regulators.

Fund companies act as trustees in the sole interest of the investor and are subject to strict regulation. Funds match funding investors and the capital demands of companies and governments, thus fulfilling an important macro-economic function. BVI’s more than 100 members manage assets of some 3 trillion euros for private investors, insurance companies, pension and retirement schemes, banks, churches and foundations.

With a share of 22% in the EU Germany represents the largest fund market as well as the second fastest growing market in the EU.

Read more about the fund industry as an important economic factor.

Better framework conditions for investors

BVI enforces improvements for fund-investors. BVI's investor education programmes support students and citizens in improving their financial knowledge.