WFIC - World Federation of Investors Corporation

The World Federation of Investors is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose members are primarily national shareholders' associations. WFI was formed to promote investor education and shareholder advocacy. WFI helps national shareholders associations and investor advocacy groups better serve their members. more
2016 WFI Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain 2016 WFI ANNUAL MEETING IN SPAIN
November 17-18 – Madrid, Spain



International Investors' ConferenceDSW-Better Finance "International Investors' Conference"
Wiesbaden, Germany, November 2016
(From Left) Roger Ganser (WFI), Katherine Naherny (USA), Guillaume Prache (Better Finance), Jella Benner-Heinacher (DSW), Kristjan Verbič (VZMD)

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Volkswagen AG

German prosecutors say they are investigating Volkswagen Advisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch. The confirmation officially widens the probe targeting VW brand Chief Executive Herbert Diess and former CEO Martin Winterkorn to include Poetsch over suspected market manipulation. Prosecutors in Braunschweig, Germany suspect that in 2015 Volkswagen withheld financial information related to its emissions scandal that could have been divulged sooner. Germany's Transport Authority is also looking into new information involving Audi using emissions cheat software. From Reuters.

Archived info: Better Finance and DSW Join WFI in Volkswagen Claim

Former WFI Chairman Lars-Erik Forsgårdh with wife Elizabet and WFI Chairman Roger Ganser with wife Katherine Nahenry at Aktiespararna's 50th anniversary celebration in Stockholm. Dr. Forsgårdh was CEO of Aktiespararna from 1984-2006 and was honored for his success in making it the world's largest investor education organization.

WFI Officers
Active in Regulatory Affairs

Giedrius Steponkus, Lithuanian Investors Association, was appointed a member of the European Banking Authority's (EBA) Banking Stakeholders Group (BSG) to represent financial services users. His term started in April 2016 and will serve for a period of two-and-a-half years. He has joined working groups for "consumer protection", "recovery, resolution and systemic issues" and " payments, digital and Fintech".

Aldo Sicurani, WFI Treasurer
– since 2004 of the Commission Epargnants (Savers' Commission) of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority)

Roger H. Ganser, WFI Chairman
– from 2013 to 2016 member of Investor Advisory Committee of U.S. Security Exchange Commission
– since 2014 member of Investor Issues Advisory Committee of U.S. Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority


The Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies (AEMEC) is a non-profit organization which defends and protects the interests of minority shareholders, creating communication channels between listed companies and their shareholders, promoting the effective participation of minority shareholders in the affairs of listed companies and also creating a climate of associative sensitivity that promotes the collective defense of minority shareholders' rights. In this connection, at the AGM of CaixaBank AEMEC defended the interests of CaixaBank's minority shareholders by denouncing the swap transaction between CaixaBank and Criteria. For further information:


Personal investing in equity as a way of forming wealth should be promoted, since it enables individual investors to participate in the growth of business and thereby in the progress of nations and the world economy. Access to their own investment capital in stocks increases individuals' freedom of action and improves their chances of weathering financial difficulties. Private share ownership thus enriches the individual in a number of ways.

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WFI Gala Dinner in Milano, Italy

Perfomers at WFI 2015 Annual Meeting

WFI member Frank Kaneko, Japan, and recording artist Cecile Prakken of Italy, perform at WFI's gala dinner in Milao, Italy.

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