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Mr. Vahe Andonian
Mr. Vahe Andonian
I am a serial entrepreneur and senior lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. I recently co-founded Cognaize with the vision to live in a world where financial decisions are based on all data, including unstructured. Additionally, I am a partner alongside Moody's Analytics at Traidum, building a blockchain-based negotiation platform for trading Structured Credit products.

In 2017, I sold my previous start-up - SCDM, an AI-based analytics company specialized in the fixed income market, to Deloitte. Having started as a data provider for investors in structured credit in 2003, SCDM had broadened its services from data management to bespoke IT solutions into reporting, business intelligence, and cash flow simulations for investors in structured credit. Early 2017 SCDM had sold its structured credit business to Moody's Analytics and was focusing on its valuation business, putting a value on over 40.000 financial instruments daily. Clients included, among others, Deutsche Bundesbank, KfW, EAA, Berings, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Deloitte, KPMG, and Creditflux. I led the product development and research arm of SCDM, focusing on Machine Learning and Blockchain technologies. Before that, I successfully founded, raised, and sold some start-ups, mainly in Machine Learning. Prior to that, I was developing a Statistical Equity Arbitrage Hedge Fund for Erstebank in Austria. I studied information- and high-frequency technology at the Federal Higher Technical Institute for Education and Experimentation in Moedling, Austria, and hold an MBA from the University of Liverpool, England.