Marek Becker has been a research assistant and doctoral student at the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance since January 2021. He received a master's degree in finance from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also completed a semester abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Michigan in the USA. Previously, he gained professional experience in investment banking at Deutsche Bank AG and PwC. His research interests include financial technology and blockchain.