Industry Insights: Digital Securities - Update on Recent Transactions and Projects (Panel Discussion)

Industry Insights: Digital Securities - Update on Recent Transactions and Projects (Panel Discussion)

Digital Securities - Update on Recent Transactions and Projects (Panel Discussion)

Digital securities, or security tokens, are blockchain-based assets representing ownership in traditional financial instruments. Recent transactions and projects in this space highlight the growing interest and investment, showcasing the potential of digital securities for increased liquidity, transparency, and accessibility in traditional financial markets.


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About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he has been a member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or via:

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Christoph Hock currently works as Managing Director / Head Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment, is the Co-Chairman at Plato Partnership, Director of Neptune Networks, and Director of Sustainable Trading. He pursued his bachelor’s at the Frankfurt School. After his master’s degree in St. Gallen, he gained experience in various jobs all over Capital Management and more.

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Mathew McDermott is a seasoned investment professional with over 20 years of experience in finance and investing. He has worked with several prominent firms as well as Blockchain-related brands, including Goldman Sachs, Elwood, and Coin Metrics. Mathew is currently the Managing Director and Head of Digital Assets at Goldman Sachs, where he leads the firm's efforts to explore and develop new opportunities in the digital asset space.

LinkedIn profile of Mathew McDermott

Tim Armbruster is Group Treasurer and Head of Financial Markets at KfW. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Tim has garnered extensive experience in the financial sector, having held notable positions across several countries, including Germany, Ireland, the United States, and Luxembourg. Before joining KfW, he served as Treasurer of the Federal Government's Winddown Institution and Aareal Bank AG. This further solidified his position as a respected and accomplished industry professional.

LinkedIn profile of Tim Armbruster

Ramin Ghafari is an experienced leader and digital innovator with a proven track record in consulting for mid and large-cap businesses, specializing in business development, sales, and delivery. As Head of Financial Technologies at Siemens Treasury, Ramin has extensive expertise in Treasury operations, cash management, payments, and digital assets, including NFTs. With a keen interest in the future of money and exploring the potential of the industrial metaverse, Ramin is a valuable asset to the financial industry.

LinkedIn profile of Ramin Ghafari

Katharina Gehra is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Immutable Insight. The company applies real-time analytics to generate insights about the token economy and sustainable investing, helping make this new technology widely accessible and empowering companies to make better decisions. Katharina previously served as chief executive at Interritus Ltd., was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, and held a position at Commerzbank. Katharina holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and has been named in Capital magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” thrice.

LinkedIn profile of Katharina Gehra


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