Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH

When it comes to cryptocurrencies, Boerse Stuttgart Group is the undisputed number 1 among the established exchanges in Europe. Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH bundles all activities of the digital business as a strategic pillar of the Group. Its subsidiaries are particularly active in trading and the custody of digital assets.

The managing directors are Dr Matthias Voelkel (Chairman), Dr Ulli Spankowski and Dr Oliver Vins.

Executive Management

Dr. Matthias Voelkel

Matthias has been a member of the Executive Board of Boerse Stuttgart Group since 1 June 2021. He heads the Group's digital and crypto business and is also its Chief Operating Officer. He is Chairman of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH as well as Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX).

Matthias joined McKinsey in 2006, was elected partner in 2013 and became head of the global capital markets infrastructure and exchange practice in 2014. Prior to McKinsey, he was a desk officer to the Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control from 2002 to 2004.

Matthias holds a doctorate in law and studied at the University of Freiburg, the University of Oxford and the University of Heidelberg. He completed his legal traineeship at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the German Embassy in the USA, among others.

Dr. Matthias Voelkel

Dr. Ulli Spankowski

Ulli has been Chief Digital Officer of Boerse Stuttgart Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee since 1 October 2019.

Ulli is a FinTech founder with a successful exit in 2017. During his work for Boerse Stuttgart, Sowa Labs and the European Commission, he gained a broad knowledge in financial derivatives, regulation, predictive data analytics as well as in trading and custody of digital assets. He has been Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH since September 2017.

Ulli studied economics at the Universities of Hohenheim, Ulm and Valencia and received his PhD in finance from the University of Hohenheim with a focus on exchange trading/market microstructure.

Dr. Ulli Spankowski

Dr. Oliver Vins

Oliver has been Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Boerse Stuttgart Group since 1 June 2021.

Oliver brings many years of experience in IT and product development within the financial industry. In 2013, he founded the robo-advisor vaamo and led the company as Co-CEO until its merger with Moneyfarm. There, as Chief Product Officer, he was subsequently responsible for product strategy and implementation. Until 2013, he was a management consultant at McKinsey.

Oliver studied business administration with a focus on finance and marketing at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he completed his doctorate in banking and finance on current issues facing municipal savings banks and cooperative banks with regard to mergers, efficiency and policy.

Dr. Oliver Vins

Subsidiaries

Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH

Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH is the technical operating company of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX), the multilateral trading venue for digital assets. Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH was founded in 2019 and is a joint venture of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH, Axel Springer, finanzen.net and SBI Crypto Investment.

Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH

Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH was founded to build innovative business models for on-exchange and off-exchange trading in fungible products. In addition, it can invest in start-ups and enter into partnerships for the implementation of its digitalisation strategy. Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH. A subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH is blocknox GmbH. It was founded in August 2018.

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