Wolters Kluwer has 100% free float and a widely distributed, global shareholder base. Approximately 90% of the issued ordinary shares of Wolters Kluwer is held by institutional investors. The remaining 10% is held by retail investors, broker-dealers, or held in treasury by Wolters Kluwer. As of November 2020, nearly half of institutionally-owned shares is held by investors in North America, mainly the United States and Canada. Institutions based in the United Kingdom held 26%, while institutions based in continental Europe owned 21%. The remainder is held mainly in Asia Pacific. Approximately 29% of institutionally-held shares are held in ESG funds while some 21% of institutionally held shares were held in passive, index, or quant funds.

Geographical distribution of Wolters Kluwer shares held by institutions

Please consult the website of the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) for details of investors who have disclosed shareholdings in Wolters Kluwer to the AFM.​