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Hendrik König heads the expert committee "Digital Assets" at the DVFA

Digitization is becoming increasingly important for the financial sector. Hence, the DVFA has founded the expert committee "Digital Assets and Blockchain", headed by Hendrik König from Metzler's Digital Assets Office. König is supported by his Metzler colleague Shahrok Shedari as well as experts from Linklaters and SWIAT. For more information on digital assets, please read the following DVFA press release:

DVFA launches expert committee Digital Assets & Blockchain 

Digitization is continuously changing the conditions and the environment in the financial industry. Digital assets like cryptocurrencies, security tokens and crypto securities are becoming more important. By now, they have an irreversible relevance for retail and institutional investors alike. Platforms that offer as many digital services and assets as possible from a single source are likely to gain in popularity. 
The German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA) has now founded the expert committee “Digital Assets & Blockchain” in response to the increasing importance and advancing professionalization of this topic.

Today, traditional financial institutions must open up to the world of digital assets and develop new business models in order to serve the demands of their customers and not lose importance, says Thorsten Müller, Chairman of the Board at DVFA. This is why we, as a professional association of investment professionals, see it as our task to stay on top of this topic.

The expert committee Digital Assets & Blockchain– made up so far of representatives from Linklaters, Swiat and Metzler Bank – aims to provide interested market players with a practical and cross-disciplinary view of digital assets and blockchain as an infrastructure technology within the framework of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

We want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges in this fast-growing market and play a key role in the ongoing development of tomorrow's digital market.
Hendrik König
Head of Digital Assets Office

"The idea is to invite mutual exchange of ideas in order to build a bridge from the "old" world to the "new". Together, we want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges in this fast-growing market and play a key role in the ongoing development of tomorrow's digital market," says Hendrik König, Head of the Digital Assets & Blockchain Expert Committee. In addition to König, members of the expert committee also include Shahrok Shedari, Sebastian Dey and Jonathan Lessmann. 

"We are very pleased to have gained the services of a group of proven DLT experts with broad transaction experience for a cooperation with DVFA," Thorsten Müller emphasizes further. “We are very confident that this new field of expertise will develop sustainably.” The expert committee is to be expanded in the near future to include selected representatives from the scientific community.  

Hendrik Köning
Hendrik König

Head of Digital Assets Office

Shahrok Shedari
Shahrok Shedari

Digital Assets Expert

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