About us

EQS Group’s products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. This platform ensures the professional handling of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, business approvals, third party management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. Specific applications for sustainability reporting are available, including automated ESG data collection, management and filing in compliance with regulations.

In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.

EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs around 600 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.

Our business is based on three megatrends:

Digitization

Regulation

ESG

Our Purpose

We at EQS Group believe that integrity and radical transparency create the most important corporate capital: Trust
As pioneers in digitisation of corporate workflows our true passion is to make Investor Relations, Communications and Corporate Compliance Officers better at building trust.

Our Mission: We deliver Best Digital Solutions

  • to minimise risks by complying with local regulations,
  • to reach stakeholders globally and
  • to save time and money by managing workflows digitally

Our Vision 2025

EQS Group is the leading
European cloud provider
for Corporate Compliance & global Investor Relations solutions

Our expertise

Taking advantage of digital

Digitisation of manual processes continues to evolve. Our customers all over the world are looking for efficient, integrated communication solutions that cover all their publication, disclosure, and documentation requirements, while also enabling active communication with global investors and other stakeholders.

When we started in 2000, the internet was in its early stages. Even then, we realised that working digitally and using a secure cloud environment was the future. That’s why our workflow software, EQS IR COCKPIT, has been cloud-​based from day one.

Now, we’re taking another step forward. After two years of development, we launched the new EQS IR COCKPIT, a cutting-​edge cloud-​based platform that addresses publication, disclosure, and documentation requirements through integrated workflows.

We’re at home in regulated markets

A sharp increase in regulation has resulted in stricter guidelines for capital markets and companies. As a stock-​listed company, we understand the needs and target audiences of our clients. By working actively with professional associations in the most important financial markets, and through close cooperation with domestic and international financial institutions, we are always up to speed with the newest trends and developments.

The EQS COCKPIT enables the fulfilment of regulatory requirements within one platform, making the process of disclosure as simple as possible. Thanks to EQS COCKPIT’s intuitive workflow design, reminders, and various intelligence tools, clients can comfortably deal with regulations and rely on over to 20 years of industry expertise.

Present in the most important capital markets

To fully understand and serve our client’s needs and to remain abreast of varying local requirements, we have around 550 team members around the world, allowing us to be available for our clients and present in the biggest capital markets. We are the undisputed market leader for digital investor relations in the German-​speaking market (DACH). Today, all DAX40 companies use the EQS COCKPIT. Our subsidiary in Moscow is also a market leader in Russia.

To serve the European market, we have subsidiaries in London, Paris, and Zurich, as well as sales representatives in Italy, Spain, the Benelux Union, and Scandinavia. Our global investor and media network is supported by our key pillars in New York City and Hong Kong.

Our international and multicultural teams work closely together to make sure that we best serve our clients with our global know-​how and best-​in-class technology, which is developed in our two technology centers located in Munich, Germany and Kochi, India. We believe in acting locally while thinking globally.

Our network

EQS Group is convinced that value orientation should be a central component of business and society. With our software, we want to support companies and organisations in upholding and complying with ethical standards and laws. We cooperate with experts, are involved in numerous networks and, as an active member in various associations, we also deepen our knowledge on the topics of whistleblower protection, compliance, business ethics as well as data protection and remain in constant exchange. Among other things, we support NGOs through selected memberships, sponsorships and honorary positions – nationally and internationally.

 

 

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Berufsverband der Compliance Manager (BCM)

Berufsverband der Compliance Manager (BCM) (Professional Association of Compliance Managers (BCM) develops a mission statement for the profession and contributes to its professionalisation and qualification. The members are in-house compliance managers from companies, associations and other organisations who are personally and voluntarily involved in the association. 

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Deutsches Institut für Interne Revision e.V.

The Deutsche Institut für Interne Revision e.V. (DIIR) (German Institute for Internal Revision – DIIR) was founded in 1958. This charitable institution aims to promote and further develop internal revision measures in Germany. It supports specialists and managers responsible for assessment and consultation activities in their day-to-day work. 

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Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik – EBEN Deutschland e. V.

The Deutsche Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik – EBEN Deutschland e.V. (German Network for Business Ethics) was founded as a national branch of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) in May 1993 and works to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue on questions related to business and corporate ethics. The dnwe aims to promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas related to ethical questions in business. 

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Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V. (DICO) 

The Deutsche Institut für Compliance e.V. (DICO) (German Institute for Compliance – DICO) was founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2012 by compliance experts from notable companies. The aim of this independent association is to establish compliance standards as an important part of good business practice, and to further develop the job profile of the compliance officer. 

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Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V. (GDD) 

The Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V. (GDD) (German Association for Data Protection and Data Security – GDD) was founded in 1977. The association advises and supports offices that handle data – in particular those tasked with data protection operations – in solving and implementing the various legal, technical, and organisational demands connected with data protection and data security.

Investor-Relations-Verband (DIRK)  

DIRK – Deutscher Investor Relations Verband (German Investor Relations Association) is the largest European professional association for the connection between companies and capital markets. It represents around 90 % of the listed capital in Germany. The association promotes the profession of investor relations, among other things through extensive training and further education opportunities.

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Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw)

The Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) was founded in 1994 as a registered association and aims to create the best possible conditions for young people and young adults to start a successful, fulfilling career. The financial means for this are provided by the “Verein zur Förderung der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.”, founded in 1996. 

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Transparency International Deutschland 

Transparency International e.V. (TI) and its German representative Transparency International Deutschland e.V. were found by Dr Peter Eigen in Berlin, Germany, in 1993. TI is a charitable NGO which aims to bring together figures from politics, economics, and civil society in order to create transparency and fight corruption. 

 

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Ethics & Compliance Switzerland 

Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is an independent not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2014 in Berne, Switzerland. ECS promotes the development of a compliance community across all sectors and organizations in Switzerland and the establishment and sharing of compliance best practices. 

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Verein Investora  Zürich

Verein Investora Zürich promotes the relationships of smaller and medium-sized listed companies with asset managers, fund managers, pension funds, family offices and qualified investors. The office is located at Dynamics Group in Zurich. The Investora capital market conference is held annually.

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IR Club Schweiz 

IR Club Schweiz was founded in Zurich in 1992 under the name Swiss Investor Relations Association (SIRV) with the aim of promoting the concerns of the investor relations profession as a voluntary interest group of listed companies. 

 

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Transparency Schweiz fights corruption in Switzerland and in the business relations of Swiss actors with foreign countries. Transparency Switzerland forms the Swiss section of the global movement Transparency International and has the goal of a Switzerland of integrity in which society does not tolerate corruption in any form.

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ASCOM is the first compliance professional association of its kind in Spain, founded in May 2014 out of the need to create a common space for compliance professionals in Spain. ASCOM is aimed at compliance professionals from all sectors of the economy and all types of organisations.

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Le Cercle de la Compliance was founded in 2011 by a small group of French compliance experts. The aim of this community is to strengthen the importance of compliance in France and contribute to the development of a market practice for important French and international compliance issues. Its key issues range from anti-corruption, anti-competitive practices and international trade sanctions to export controls. 

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With around 700 members between Italy and Germany, AHK Italien is the largest bilateral business association in Italy. It unites companies of different sectors and sizes: from German conglomerates to Italian SMEs, from subsidiaries of multinationals to individual entrepreneurs.

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AIIA

AIIA, Italian Association of Internal Auditors, is a non-profit association founded in 1972 as the Italian offshoot of the IIA, Institute of Internal Auditors, to improve the governance, risk management and control systems of organisations by enhancing the internal audit function.