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.

The DDA Values

Our Vision

DDA envisions a global, tokenized, and inclusive marketplace accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere. We are the digital asset manager for our partners in the emerging digital economy providing tailored crypto investment strategies for every market cycle.

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 offering the right crypto investment solution for any market scenario.

Impact & ESG

How to invest sustainably in crypto? As a crypto ETP issuer, DDA facilitates climate-smart investing in crypto assets. DDA uses 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).

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The DDA team

Our team’s expertise is unmatched in their experience with traditional financial institutions, cutting-edge technology and crypto asset management. With our expert teams we bring a wealth of knowledge to reflect the value our clients and investors expect and deserve.

Max Lautenschläger, MBA, CAIA

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

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.

Lukasz Musialski

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.

Martin Rudnick

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.

Marc des Ligneris

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.

Alexandre Coutouly

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.

Romain Bensoussan

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.

Syuzanna Avanesyan

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.

Leon Ruhland
Financial Accountant

Leon is a financial accountant with a strong academic foundation in finance, having contributed to the finance department of DDA as a dedicated working student for a year and a half. He recently attained his Master’s degree in Digital Management, building upon his prior academic achievements in economics during his bachelor’s studies.

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Latest News

DDA Crypto Select 10 Rebalancing, crypto Basket ETF, Krypto basket ETF,
Performance in Focus: Positive AuM Growth Driven by one Primary Market Creation and Market Sentiment – DDA Crypto Select 10 ETP
Performance in Focus: Positive AuM Growth Driven by one Primary Market Creation and Market Sentiment- DDA Crypto Select 10 ETP By Dominik Poiger, Chief Product Officer, DDA Key Takeaways The DDA Crypto Select 10 ETP went through its third rebalancing since DDA incepted and listed the product on Deutsche Börse Xetra on 22 June 2023. The […]
Deutsche Digital Assets (DDA) Becomes a Member of ADAN
Deutsche Digital Assets (DDA) Becomes a Member of ADAN
FRANKFURT, GERMANY, May 28, 2024 – Deutsche Digital Assets (DDA) is now a member of ADAN, a distinguished association uniting professionals from the digital assets and blockchain sectors across Europe. This membership facilitates active participation in decision-making processes and contributes to advancing innovation across various sectors. ADAN boasts a membership of over 200 esteemed companies […]
Bitcoin halving - what to expect
Bitcoin Halving – What to Expect
Bitcoin Halving – What to Expectby Dominik Poiger, Chief Product Officer, DDA The highly anticipated Bitcoin halving event in April 2024 is sending shockwaves through the cryptocurrency market. The time is not known yet, but the halving will happen on block 840,000 which is expected to be mined on 19 April 2024. Experts predict a parabolic […]