About us

Founded in 1947, Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW) today has about 30,000 members and is Germany’s leading association for private investors.

DSW is a non-profit organisation with its head office seated in Düsseldorf supported by eight regional offices which are run by honorary representatives.

Next to a wide range of service offers for our members, DSW has three key objectives:

1. Defending and representing private investors' interests
2. Providing information and education
3. Fostering the equity culture in Germany 

DSW Factsheet 2023

Meet DSW

Our team in the Düsseldorf head office organises the association's daily tasks. 


Our Boards

Learn more about DSW's boards and its internal organisation.


Our partners

Our partners help us strengthening our work, especially in the EU.