Maxim Bederov


With more than two decades of financial services experience, I have been active in blockchain and digital assets since their infancy. While at MLP Financial Consulting SE, a German-based management consultancy, I founded one of the first mutual funds with digital assets. I enjoy working with digitalization and future-oriented technologies in connection with the financial sector and am actively committed to promoting the legalization and regulation of digital assets.

From student to leader to top managing director

My family took refuge in Germany, where none of us spoke a word of the language. I learned quickly that my options were to step down or rise up, and I chose the latter. My desire for financial independence and appetite for developing new concepts led me to the financial services industry, where I became one of MLP Finanzberatung SE’s youngest branch managers. I was honoured to be recognized as the top managing director in Germany eight times.

Personal and professional passions

My other passions in life are my family – my wife and three children – as well as mountaineering and martial arts. My family keeps me grounded while my hobbies challenge me to climb higher and persevere further. I was also privileged to meet with the Dalai Lama when he was visiting Berlin, who reminded me of the importance of leaving the world a better place.

I believe that innovative technology should be accessible and easy to use for everyone, which is why I now dedicate my time to setting new standards in the fintech industry.


Libra heralds Brave New World: if it can stand up to regulation

The influential policy committee of the Bank of England has put forward concrete proposals for how regulators could deal with Facebook’s controversial Libra project.    A 9 October document released by the central bank’s Financial Policy Committee states that while the payment stablecoin “has the potential to be…systemically important”, bankers will need “access to be…

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Regulation of digital assets is no longer in the realm of the Wild West

According to my recent article in Fintech Futures, “From Wild West to crypto best: How compliance separates cowboys from champions,” the world of crypto is about to change with the work of the Financial Action Task Force. One of the most powerful standards-setting bodies, the task force is expected to require regulators to instill recognizable…

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