German Entrepreneurial Index

The index comprises all German small- to medium-sized companies listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which have been listed on the exchange for no more than ten years – indicating that they are still in a growth phase. Another criterion for inclusion in the index stipulates that the companies must be owner-managed, i.e. the members of the executive and supervisory boards (or their families) must own between 25 and 75 percent of the voting rights.

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