Michael is a seasoned investment professional with more than 20 years of experience, spanning both the traditional banking and fintech world. Michael’s career covers a 10 years span in traditional banking, where he held a variety of managerial positions in asset management and investment banking in Germany and abroad, including management board and supervisory board appointments in Commerzbank Asset Management and DZ Bank Group.
Since 2010, Michael has been working in the Fintech space, including a 3+ years experience as Managing Director with German Fintech pioneer sharewise. Michael’s experience in both worlds gives him unique insights into the financial markets scene and ability to scout new trends in the financial sector.
Since 2014 he has been active in the UK and German Fintech scene, advising founders and startups as well as acting as Senior Advisor and mentor with FinTechForum in Frankfurt as well as various Fintech accelerators. Michael holds various supervisory and advisory board positions with Fintech firms.
Since 2015 Michael is member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Digital Banking. Michael co-initiated the DVFA FinTech Forum series of the German Association of Investment Professionals in 2015 and is one of the initiators and organizers of the annual Fintech Germany Award since 2016. Michael’s focus of interest are Fintech startups in digital wealth management, social investment and digital assets.
@Mellinghoff is author of various articles on #Fintech related topics, for example The FinTechBook and TheWealthTechBook, published by Wiley.