Hermann Elendner

Junior Professor, HU Berlin

Hermann Elendner is Elvaston-Juniorprofessor for Private Equity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.  His research focuses on the emergence of money, in particular crypto-currencies.  He is studying how virtual currencies generate value, how to incorporate the new asset class of cryptos in portfolio management, and how the micro-structure of blockchain markets provides liquidity and resiliency.  He is also working on value stabilisation via algorithmic monetary policy in blockchain protocols, organising blockchainnights.com, supporting CRIX, the crypto-currency index, and has developed the F5 crypto investment strategy.

Hermann received his PhD in Finance from the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) and was a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  He has a background (master’s degrees) both in business from WU Vienna and in computer science and economics from the Vienna University of Technology.