BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V.
German Investment Funds Association BVI
BVI represents the interests of the German fund industry at the 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 retail 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.
Membership is open to all German investment companies as well as international asset managers and investment fund providers with links to the German market.
Companies and private individuals who do not qualify for ordinary membership are free to join BVI as associated members (for example banks, accountancy firms, legal firms and IT service providers).
A current list of our members is available on www.bvi.de.
Legal basis in Germany - the German Investment Code
The statutory basis for managing investment funds in Germany is the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, KAGB). It can be found here.
BVI’s positions on current political topics can be found here, many of them in English.