December 17, 2019

Episode #40 Uwe Wystup – Quantitative Finance and Exotic Options

Uwe Wystup is the founder and Managing Director of MathFinance, a quantitative finance advisory firm. They specialize in the development of state-of-the art models for trading, sales and risk management. Their focus is on FX options, the volatility surface and structured derivatives. Uwe is also a Professor of Financial Option Price Modeling at the University of Antwerp, Honorary Professor at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, was a Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance. Are you interested in the difference between Plain Vanilla and Exotic Options? Or the difference between Finance and […]
November 29, 2019

Episode #39 Markus Koch – Telling the Stories of Wall Street

Markus Koch is a German Wall Street journalist and entrepreneur. He started trading friends & families money very early and had 70k€ debt at age 17. He then paid back the money by working at Bear Sterns before starting his own journalism company. Markus acted as Economic Advisor for the Web-Series “We, the economy”, produced by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen and was part of the Introduction of the Hollywood-Blockbuster Wall Street, Money never Sleeps” in Germany. What does Star Wars, Jazz, or Casanova have to do with Finance? Markus brings Wall Street to retail investors. This interview provides a very […]
October 14, 2019

Episode #38 Andreas Lukic – Angel Investing and Venture Capital

Andreas Lukic is the Managing Partner of ValueNet Capital Partners, a Private Equity Firm based in Frankfurt. He is also the honorary Chairman of the Business Angels FrankfurtRheinmain e.V., one of the biggest Angel Investor networks of Europe where he engages to grow the Frankfurt Angel and Venture Capital ecosystem. Andreas has worked in Private Equity, Venture Capital and has been an Angel Investor himself for many years. We spend a lot of time talking about the difference in Angel Investing, Venture Capital, and Private Equity. We also talk about how the investment process changes in all of the areas and […]
May 24, 2018

Episode #22 Sven Korschinowski – Future of Payments, Banking, Fintech Regulation and How to Become a Partner

Sven Korschinowski is Partner for Payments and Banking at KPMG, one of the big four auditing and consulting companies. Before that he worked for a long time at Deutsche Bank in various countries. In our conversation we have a wide-ranging conversation from consulting, over fintech, payment, banking, innovation, blockchain, and for the ambitious among you: career advice on becoming a partner at KPMG.     How to contact Sven: https://svenkorschinowski.de/ @KorschinowskiSv Topics we cover in the interview: Introduction and career advice in consulting Fintech vs incumbents, what are the chances and weaknesses of both How to succeed as a startup […]