Deutsche Digital Assets is the bridge to crypto asset investing through trusted and familiar investment vehicles. As a crypto asset manager, DDA simplifies and professionalizes access to cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ether, and the emerging digital assets ecosystem. The DDA product portfolio ranges from ETPs listed on several traditional European exchanges, to broadly diversified index funds as well as actively-managed quantitative solutions and funds.
With DDA , investors may participate in the performance of cryptocurrencies and digital assets in a safe and traditional investor user experience. DDA delivers excellence through familiar, trusted vehicles offering investors the quality assurances they deserve from a world-class asset manager as we champion our mission of driving crypto asset adoption.
DDA envisions a global, tokenized, and inclusive marketplace accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere. We are the one-stop-shop crypto asset manager for our partners in the emerging digital economy.
Our mission is to drive crypto adoption by welcoming investors into this new financial era in a secure manner. We provide them with traditional, secure and regulated financial instruments in an investment user experience they are familiar with.
Why Crypto Assets?
Seventy percent of the global population still cannot access financial services. However, through tokenization and the decentralization of financial services, this number will be significantly reduced this decade. Blockchain technology enables the internet of value and will have the same effect on the distribution and generation of financial services and wealth creation that the internet has had on the distribution and generation of knowledge and data. Blockchain will lead to the largest global wealth generation opportunity in human history.
Impact & ESG
How to Invest Sustainably in Crypto? As a crypto ETP issuer, we facilitate climate-smart investing in crypto assets. Deutsche Digital Assets use a transaction-based methodology that has been developed by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) to determine the carbon footprint of the crypto mining process linked to our exchange traded products (ETPs). This methodology is currently the most transparent method for holders of Bitcoin and users of corresponding blockchains.
The DDA team
Our team’s expertise is unmatched in their experience with traditional financial institutions, cutting-edge technology and crypto asset management. With teams in Frankfurt, New York and Paris, the DDA team is placed at the heart of the financial world and brings a wealth of knowledge to reflect the value our clients and investors expect and deserve.
Max Lautenschläger, MBA, CAIA
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Max, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DDA, is a former management consultant where he advised Fortune 500 companies on digitalization, project management and IT integration. An angel investor himself, he transitioned into Private Equity with a €40-billion AUM group before beginning with a fintech company builder. He holds a BA in International Management, an MBA, is Harvard educated and completed the CAIA designation. Additionally, Max serves on the Supervisory Board of MLP, Germany’s largest independent financial advisory group.
Dr. Jens Bernhardt
Dr. Bernhardt has a long track record with over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, having worked as Managing Director and CIO for Zurich Group Invest Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, the asset manager of the German Zurich Group, and Skandia Life Insurance Germany. He was also a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Wohnen AG and Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Germany’s largest Family Office, Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH. Jens holds a Diplomkaufmann-degree from the University of Bayreuth, an MBA-degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Kassel.
Dominik Poiger, CFA
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Dominik holds a CFA charter and has a proven track record in bringing crypto asset ETPs to market. He previously worked for a global top 10 ETF provider where he was instrumental in creating their crypto ETP platform in Europe. He started his career in asset management as an emerging market high yield bond trader and managed synthetic yield strategies. Dominik is a firm believer in the potential of crypto as an emerging asset class.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Lukasz is an experienced investment manager with technology, big data and AI background. He is an expert in assessing deep tech investment opportunities. Lukasz spent years as a PE & VC investment team member at a €40-billion AUM investment group FERI. He is a serial entrepreneur having also founded a prop-tech startup and a very popular financial podcast. Lukasz holds degrees in both finance and computer science.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Martin is an experienced financial professional in the asset management industry, having worked for Arabesque as the Head of Finance, Germany, and as a Business Process Solutions Consultant for Grant Thornton for several years. Martin holds degrees both in Business Administration (Finance & Banking; M. Sc.) and International Account & Finance (M. Sc.).He is also currently a lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius Wiesbaden, teaching about entrepreneurial finance and behavioural descion making.
Head of QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS
Damien started his career in fixed income trading before moving to sales, covering hedge funds for 10 years at HSBC. He brings over 15 years of business development experience from Tier 1 investment banks. Damien graduated from Paris Sorbonne in 2004 with a MSc in Financial Markets.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS
Alexandre started his career as an algorithmic trading developer on the equity derivatives’ desk at Société Générale Since 2017, Alexandre has been responsible for many trading systems implementation in the crypto ecosystem. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole des Mines.
Marc des Ligneris
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTION
Marc was designing and managing multi-asset quantitative strategies for absolute return funds at BNP Paribas AM for nearly 15 years. He also brings 4 years of track record trading the crypto markets 24/7. Marc graduated from the prestigious engineering school Ecole Centrale Paris in 2005.
Head of Portfolio management
Susanne is a professional with both experience in traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem. As former Equity Derivatives Trader and Market Maker at UBS Investmentbank in Zurich she is an expert for risk management and hedging strategies. After almost 10 years in traditional financial markets she entered the Berlin crypto scene to bridge traditional finance and crypto markets at a leading European crypto custodian. Susanne holds a Master’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Blockchain & DLT Manager.
HEAD OF research
André Dragosch has been working for more than 10 years in the German financial industry, mostly in Portfoliomanagement and Investment Research. He is currently doing a PhD in financial history at the University of Southampton, UK. He has been a private crypto investor since 2014.
HEAD OF COMPLIANCE
Dimitrij Gede founded Anagram Compliance in 2019, specializing in AML Compliance Advisory and Blockchain. Previously, he lead the creation of a KYC department at Deutsche Bank and gained in-depth experience working as a Compliance Officer at Sanne Group Luxembourg.
HEAD OF MARKETING
Syuzanna is a digital marketer specialized in strategic marketing, social media management, content curation and analytics. She is responsible for translating business goals into successful marketing campaigns and creating authentic and lasting brand awareness.
Romain is a crypto enthusiast, passionate about blockchain and new technologies. He brings his dynamism and his strong knowledge about digital assets at the service of our investors. Romain graduated from IESEG School of Management with a Master in Finance and Economy.
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