"Underestimation of the capital market as a production factor"

5 February 2024 | ARD

CEO Christoph Boschan answers Stefan Wolff's questions as a live guest on the trading floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in "Update Wirtschaft" (Tagesschau24). Boschan outlines the differences and similarities between the Austrian and German capital markets and points out the special role of the Vienna Stock Exchange as an important hub in the CEE region. He also emphasises that the capital market as a production factor is dramatically underestimated in "old Europe". The call of the hour for policymakers must therefore be to strengthen the stock market and equity financing. The capital market is needed for stable welfare systems, a substantial and rapid transition towards a carbon-neutral future and an increase in global competitiveness, argues Boschan.

Watch interview here (German only)