Michael is a seasoned investment professional with over 15 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 area, including a 3+ years experience as Managing Director with German Fintech pioneer sharewise.com, a stock centric community for individual investors, where he has gained vast experience in running a startup. Michael’s experience gives him unique insights into the financial markets scene and ability to scout new trends in the financial sector. Since the tradesale of sharewise to an Asian market leader in social investment 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 and Level39, one of London’s most recognized Fintech accelerators. Focus of interest are Fintech startups in digital wealth management and social investment. @Mellinghoff is author of various articles on #Fintech related topics.