The Jury 2024

Our Jury

Highflyers for the fintech and insurtech industry

No one makes it to the next round without a thorough examination by our top-class Jury members.
Be sure that no small detail escapes their experienced eyes.
Each jury member has the right to nominate startups and scaleups for the Fintech Germany Award. The aim is to maximize the universe of attractive candidates with the specialized knowledge of the Jury members beyond the field of applicants in this way. Nominated candidates go through the same jury process as the applicants.

Dr. Lutz Raettig
Honorary Jury member
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Morgan Stanley Bank AG | Honorary President Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

In 1995, Dr. Lutz Raettig joined Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt as Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board. From September 1995 to February 2005, he was Chairman of the Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG and Country Head for Germany and Austria. Since 2002, Dr Raettig was also Vice Chairman Morgan Stanley Europe. Dr Raettig was a Director of Morgan Stanley International Ltd and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Morgan Stanley Bank International Ltd London. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dr Raettig worked for Commerzbank and Westdeutsche Landesbank (WestLB) for 26 years in various locations in Germany, in London and in New York. Additional positions - Member of the Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Vice President of the Frankfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) - Member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany - Member of the Board of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, New York - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bankenakademie e.V., Frankfurt - Member of the Advisory Board, Clearstream International, Luxembourg - Chairman of the Advisory Board, Fraport AG - Member of the Supervisory Board, Messe Frankfurt - Member of the Magistrate of the City of Frankfurt - Spokesman of the Executive Committee, Frankfurt Main Finance e.V. - Member of the Executive Board, Hessischer Bankenverband

Franz von Metzler
Honorary Jury member
Bankhaus Metzler

Franz von Metzler, CESGA, joined Metzler in 2014. In 2023, he became a Member of the Executive Board of B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG and assumed responsibility for the Asset Management division and Human Resources department. Furthermore, Mr. von Metzler is Member of the Board of Directors of the group companies Metzler Realty Advisors in Seattle, USA, Metzler/Payden, LLC in Los Angeles, USA, a joint venture with the US investment company Payden & Rygel, and Metzler Asset Management (Japan) Ltd. in Tokyo. He also is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Metzler Asset Management GmbH as well as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Metzler Sozialpartner Pensionsfonds AG and Metzler Pensionsfonds AG. Prior to all this, he was Managing Director of Metzler Asset Management GmbH for three years and responsible for the departments Institutional Sales, Client Account Management, Real Estate Advisory, Asia Desk and Mutual Funds & KVG Services. In 2019, Mr. von Metzler became Head of the Asset Allocation & Fixed Income team, where he had been responsible for multi-asset mandates and asset allocation in his role as Portfolio Manager since 2018. Prior to this, he worked in the Capital Markets division as FX Sales Trader in the Fixed Income/FX team for two years. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. von Metzler was Portfolio Manager in the Equities team in the Asset Management division. Prior to joining Metzler, he worked from 2012 to 2014 as an analyst at HSBC Holdings plc in London, where he was responsible for originating and executing financial advisory assignments in various sectors (i.e. transportation, logistics, services and shipping). From 2010 to 2012, he studied business administration with a focus on finance and strategy at the ESCP Europe Business School in London, Paris and Berlin and earned a master’s degree in management. In 2009, he spent a semester abroad at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. From 2005 to 2008, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. During his studies, he completed several internships, for example at HSBC Holdings plc in London, ProCredit Bank in Skopje, North Macedonia, and Pristina, Kosovo, and Porsche Consulting GmbH in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

Previous Jury Members