Embrace Crypto

About DDA

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.

Our Vision

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

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. We 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
MANAGING PARTNER

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.

Lukasz Musialski
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY / Investment 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.

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.

Martin Rudnick
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.

Damien Moser
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, 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.

Alexandre Coutouly
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.

Michael Geister
HEAD OF ETPs

Michael has a long track record of excellence in the European ETF industry. Formerly the Director of ETF sales for both State Street and ETF Securities, Michael is an ETP veteran. Michael’s foray into crypto began in his most recent role as the Head of Sales for Van Eck Vector ETFs.

Susanne Reinhold
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.

Dimitrij Gede
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.

Syuzanna Avanesyan
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.

André Dragosch
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.

Prince Saharan
IT Manager

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Romain Bensoussan
Sales Manager

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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Latest News

Crypto Market Intelligence_ Deutsche Digital Assets
Crypto Market Intelligence – January 2023
Download the Full Report in PDF by André Dragosch, Head of Research and Dominik Poiger, Chief Product Officer Key Takeaways Chart of the Month Performance Review Cryptoassets staged an extraordinary comeback this year outperforming other asset classes by a very wide margin in January. More specifically, the top 10 cryptoassets performed 36.7% while global developed market […]
DDA successfully sells US-based group to Cryptology. Patrick Lowry resigns as DDA’s CEO to focus exclusively as Cryptology’s CEO.
Joint Press Release – Deutsche Digital Assets (“DDA”) & Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (“Cryptology”) FRANKFURT, GERMANY & SLIEMA, MALTA, January 17, 2023 – Patrick Lowry, Co-founder and CEO of crypto asset management group Deutsche Digital Assets (“DDA”) as well as publicly-listed crypto holding company Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (“Cryptology”), resigned his role as CEO and […]
Crypto Market Pulse January 16, 2023
DDA Crypto Market Pulse – January 16, 2023
Download the Full Report in PDF by André Dragosch, Head of Research Key Takeaways Chart of the week  Performance Last week, cryptoasset prices managed to outperform again, as there were signs of increasing institutional buying interest throughout the week. Overall market sentiment was lifted by another expected decline in US inflation numbers that were released on […]

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