BVI renews and expands Website
The German Investment Funds Association BVI has updated and added additional content to its website: www.bvi.de. The aim of the revision is to align the website more closely with the needs of representatives from politics and European authorities and to better illustrate the association’s regulatory expertise for the German fund industry. With assets of 2,600 billion euros, Germany is the largest fund market in Europe. And with an annual growth rate of around 10 percent, Germany ranks second behind Italy (with 13.7 percent).
The new website's clear page structure, user friendly navigation and lean responsive design allow users to find their way around much more easily. Under "Positions", all BVI positions and statements can be found via a simple search engine, filtered by topic and date. This includes an overview of all top regulatory topics affecting the industry. In addition, the chapter "Key Facts about the Asset Management Sector" has been introduced to illustrate the economic significance, function and characteristics of the fund industry as an independent pillar of the financial sector. The new chapter "Events" presents BVI’s extensive range of seminars, expert summits and major conferences. The chapter "About Funds " is designed to foster financial education and is addressed to retail investors, intermediaries and advisors.
All content is also available in English. This reflects the fact that BVI represents the interests of the German fund industry worldwide and that the majority of regulatory initiatives originate from Brussels.
The new BVI website went live at the annual BVI Asset Management Conference, itself one of the most important non-commercial events in the fund industry. Every year more than 500 executives from BVI member companies and institutional investors attend the conference.