Salzburger Nachrichten

"Financial literacy is the best investor protection"

2 August 2019 | Salzburger Nachrichten

Austrians leave many opportunities for prosperity behind – and only because they know too little about shares and the capital market. In an interview with Salzburger Nachrichten, Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, talks about the importance of financial education, how it can prevent a potential financial crisis and how private investors can use the capital market as a lever to secure prosperity.

Read article (pdf-file 430 KB, German only)

Der Standard

"Stock market could be wealth distribution engine"

13 July 2019 | Der Standard

The Austrian private investor is still considered to be capital market-shy. In order for people to recognize the opportunities offered by the stock exchange and to lose their shyness of them, financial literacy must be strengthened – Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, talks in an interview with Der Standard about measures that private investors can take to gain wealth.

Read interview now (German only)

Börsen-Zeitung Logo

"Stock markets must diversify"

7 June 2019 | Börsen-Zeitung

In an interview with the Börsen-Zeitung, CEO Christoph Boschan talks about making Austrian companies more visible in the world. In order to achieve this goal, the trading system of the Vienna Stock Exchange was modernized, sales activities were focused on international markets and the network was continuously expanded.

Read more (German only)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung Logo

„Shares are the most socialist instruments of all time“

24 May 2019 | Neue Zürcher Zeitung

The Austrian shareholder ratio occupies one of the last places in Western Europe – only 5% of all households are invested in shares. Christoph Boschan talks about the high degree of inequality on the stock market and how equity investments can bring prosperity to the broad middle class.

Read more (German only)

Metropole Logo

„A Piefke Takes Stock“

26 February 2018 | Metropole

Dealing with different customs and cultures. Christoph Boschan, the CEO of Vienna Stock Exchange – originally from Northern Germany – talks in an interview with Metropole about the different ways of dealing with finances, rules and conflicts during negotiations. The so-called "North German Gemütlichkeit" also becomes a topic.

Read article now

Börsen-Kurier

Stocks promote equal opportunities

27 March 2019 | Börsen-Kurier

The interview with Börsen-Kurier dealt with the possibility of creating equal opportunities with stocks. Although our society enjoys a historically unique level of prosperity, equal rights and equal opportunities, a two-tier society is still accepted on the financial market.

Read interview (German only)

Die Presse

"Voluntariness instead of coercion"

22 February 2019 | Die Presse

The Vienna Stock Exchange creates more flexibility in financial market communication for new and already listed companies. "Voluntarity instead of coercion" is the order of the day, said Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, in an interview with Nicole Stern (Die Presse). The international comparison shows that European stock exchanges such as the Euronext Group, the London Stock Exchange and the Swiss Stock Exchange also give the listed companies the freedom to choose their quarterly reporting policy.

Read the article (German only)

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten

"The stock market is the most socialist model of wealth distribution"

2 February 2019 | OÖ Nachrichten

Dietmar Mascher, Head of Economics & Deputy Editor-in-Chief of OÖN, interviewed Christoph Boschan, CEO Vienna Sock Exchange, on the launch of the new "direct market plus" segment. He expects that around a dozen new companies will be added each year - also from the region of Upper Austria.

Read now (German only)

Euromoney Logo

"Vienna Stock Exchange targets SMEs to boost Austrian equity market participation"

28 January 2019 | Euromoney

In an interview with Lucy Fitzgerald-Parker from Euromoney, CEO Christoph Boschan takes stock of the launch of the new market segment for SMEs. "The idea is always to provide SMEs with easy, inexpensive and fast access to the stock exchange. We want to make that possible in Austria as well." Eight companies are tradable in the "direct market plus", while 23 companies are listed in the "direct market" basic segment.

Read full article