Educational Partners


The Professional Association of Investment Professionals

DVFA e.V. is the professional organization of all investment professionals in the German financial and capital markets with more than 1,400 members. The association is committed to the professionalization of the investment profession, develops standards and promotes young finance professionals. Through various commissions and committees, it participates in regulatory processes and political discussions. DVFA e.V. is organized in various international networks and professional associations.


The Association of Investment Professionals

Since more than 30 years the DVFA e.V. and DVFKA Akademie are the professional organizations for all Investment experts working in german Financial and Capital market. The DVFA is an experienced and trustworthy partner for state of the art qualificating programs.

Over 1.400 members represent the diversity of Investment- and Riskmanagement in Germany and engage in professionalising the craft of Investment Professions, creating standards and developing the Finance offsprings.

The DVFA Network brings practical and theoretic knowledge of all Investment disciplines together for a greater qualification and deeper understanding.


About ICGN

Established in 1995 and led by investors responsible for assets under management of around US$70 trillion, ICGN advances the highest standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide in pursuit of long-term value creation, contributing to sustainable economies, societies, and the environment. This is achieved through a comprehensive international work programme based around three core activities:

Influence: Promoting ICGN Principles as investor-led global standards for governance and stewardship and influencing public policy and professional practice. 

Connect: Delivering high-quality global events and webinars with unrivalled opportunities for networking, knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Inform: Enhancing professionalism in governance and stewardship practice through information and education

Educational Training from ICGN

Education & training is at the heart of ICGN’s purpose, encouraging best practice and informing members about key developments in corporate governance and investor stewardship.  ICGN offers a range of training programme options; In-house training, ICGN Governance, Stewardship & Sustainability Course (GSS) and the Excellence in Corporate Governance Programme (ECG).

The Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability Course

The Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability course gives investment professionals, company managers, investor relations officers, corporate directors and other governance professionals what they need to know about the theoretical, empirical and especially practical aspects of integrating ESG into investor and company decision-making. The structure and content of this substantially updated course reflect the accelerating pace of developments.