I’m Head of Currency Management Operations at B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. in Frankfurt. I received my MSc in finance from Imperial College London, where I specialized in studying the foreign exchange market. Prior to that, I received my BSc degree in business studies with a focus on finance and insurance risk management from the University of Hamburg.
Prior to joining Metzler, I worked in currency overlay management at Berenberg Bank, where I developed quantitative trading models and monitored the exposure of client portfolios to FX risk. Before that, I interned in private banking at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt. I was also an intern in the equity research and risk management departments of DZ Bank in Frankfurt and London, respectively, as well as an intern in economic research at HSH Nordbank in Hamburg.
From 2003 through 2007, I was in the rather exotic business of trading domain names. During that time, I successfully sold or purchased many high-priced premium domains and online businesses on behalf of my clients (average transaction value: >$100,000). My track record includes the sale, acquisition or development of Credits.com, Kid.net, USACreditCard.com, Manhattan.info, NewYork.info, Filez.com, GVG.com, Science.info, WineStore.com, YG.com, Lilies.com, Trusted.com, ZUM.com, WeddingSong.com, BookSellers.com, Xmas.com and several other keyword domains, most of which have been subject to non-disclosure agreements. In addition to that, I provided domain evaluation and consulting services to a wide range of clients.
I am also an avid programmer and a rookie guitar player.
12 November 2019, London, UK
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Local Authority Update 2019
Speaker “Practical Approaches to Currency Management”
7 April 2005, “Nameshopping”, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
Article highlighting the domain name industry, published in the business section of leading German newspaper FAZ with a daily print circulation of ~450,000.
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