BVH was founded in spring 1992 by the four stock exchange associations of Darmstadt, Mannheim, Paderborn and Saarbrücken. Aims of the associations were in particular further training and a lively exchange among themselves, in order to strengthen the contents of the association work. For more than 25 years the association has been developing further and today proudly looks back on 75 member associations and more than 15,000 members. Each new generation of board members builds on the challenges and achievements of the previous ones and brings BVH a step forward again.
All member clubs offer an individual program and are legally independent. The BVH is happy to help with the foundation of the association, but the initiative comes from the students of the respective university town. The independence of the BVH member associations is their great strength, as this promotes the initiative and commitment of the association members even more strongly and makes an excellent regional reference possible. At the same time, the BVH represents the interests of its members nationwide and promotes the diversity of its member associations. Nationwide events such as the conference, the general meeting, annual strategy events in changing German cities and supraregional regional conferences significantly improve cooperation and communication between the associations.
The BVH is the Federal Association of Stock Exchange Associations at German Universities - the umbrella organisation for student stock exchange associations in almost all university cities in Germany. As a supra-regional contact it is the coordination point for the exchange between the individual student stock exchange associations and contact point for companies and member associations. The concept of the association is based on the five strategic pillars of further education, career, network, infrastructure and representation of interests. Through numerous well-known partners from the financial sector, a separate career portal for job advertisements and the annual BVH conference, the points career and network are covered in particular. The infrastructure is constantly being improved with a wealth of new and further developed tools, with the BVH Academy providing a key foundation. The topic of further education is driven by the Certified Finance Student (CFS), a certificate that bundles all further education formats within the association (e.g. BVH Stock Exchange Licence, Portfolio Challenge, How-to-Pitch) and actively promotes the development of further education formats. All in all, a representation of the interests of all stock exchange associations on a national level can be guaranteed.