Fact #1

More than 25 years ago, on 2 January 1991, the ATX was launched with 17 companies at 1,000 points.

Fact #4

The leverage effect of listed companies for the domestic economy is quite significant.

Fact #7

Studies show that the Austrian public's financial knowledge is limited and that this prevents many from becoming active investors.

Fact #10

The percentage of directly held shares amounts to slightly less than 4% of the assets of private households. The largest portion flows into Austrian companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Fact #13

The new global market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange offers trading in international stocks through your broker.

Fact #2

With the exception of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, all ATX companies paid out dividends in 2016.

Fact #5

The improved development of the economy is also influencing dividend payouts.

Fact #8

Many of the companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange offer profit sharing programmes to their employees.

Fact #11

The Vienna Stock Exchange is by far and away the market leader with regard to trading in Austrian shares.

Fact #14

As a reliable index provider, the Vienna Stock Exchange develops transparent, replicable and representative indices for Austria, the region of Central and Eastern Europe, and CIS countries.

Fact #3

Since 1 January 2016, the Austrian Income Tax Act has supported employee participation.

Fact #6

In a study the Allianz Group examines the manner in which the monetary assets of private households have developed in nine euro zone countries since 2012.

Fact #9

A job at an exchange-listed company creates 2.56 jobs in Austria's economy.

Fact #12

Companies find the best possible conditions for attracting investors on their home markets.

Fact #15

Higher liquidity through market makers – they support trading by constantly entering buy and sell quotes, which makes it easier to buy and sell bonds.