Der BVH wurde im Frühjahr 1992 von den vier Börsenvereinen Darmstadt, Mannheim, Paderborn und Saarbrücken gegründet. Ziele der Vereine waren insbesondere Weiterbildung und ein reger Austausch untereinander, um die Inhalte der Vereinsarbeit zu stärken. Seit über 25 Jahren entwickelt sich der Verband weiter und blickt heute stolz auf 70 Mitgliedsvereine und mehr als 15.000 Mitglieder. Jede neue Vorstandsgeneration baut auf den Herausforderungen und Leistungen der vorherigen auf und bringt den BVH wieder ein Stück weiter nach vorn.
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, as a supra-regional contact, is the coordination point for the exchange between the individual associations and the contact point for companies and member associations. It sees itself as a service provider for its members and is also the organiser of exclusive nationwide events. In order to promote the importance and acceptance of its member associations, the BVH offers start-up assistance for new associations in the form of BVH Consulting and tries to present its activities and those of its members to the public through intensive press work. Students know more and more about the importance of shares as a component of private investment, are interested in topics around the financial markets and also see professional perspectives there. The number of members of the BVH is constantly increasing and thus proves a very positive further development of this situation.