The Power of Law: Wiener Börse CEO Christoph Boschan

Christoph Boschan on mixing finance with law, Mifid II's flaws, and how Wiener Borse is avoiding a "massive technology trap."

Christoph Boschan Wiener Börse
Christoph Boschan, Wiener Börse

In 1771, Maria Theresa, the Archduchess of Austria, established Europe’s first financial marketplace in Vienna. Wiener Börse signalled the birth of European capitalism as we know it today; over 2,000 people would meet on the exchange floor daily to trade bonds and foreign currencies.

But after nearly two-and-a-half centuries in existence, the exchange felt that it needed to dust off its cobwebs, and it had the perfect man for the job: Christoph Boschan.

In 2016, the 39-year-old former East

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