Dr. Karl Weinmayer is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Department of International Management at Modul University Vienna. Before coming to MU he held a position as teaching and research associate at the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business where he graduated from his PhD in 2017. His current research is focused on Sustainable Finance, as well as Blockchain-related developments in Finance, such as crypto-currencies. In these areas, amongst other things he is interested in questions related to asset management and portfolio optimization and his work has been published in the field of Operations Research. His other research interests include commodity markets, CO2 markets and credit risk management. He also has been teaching a number of entry-level and advanced finance and accounting courses for the past 7 years. Furthermore he has industry experience in the field of investment banking and he has been working as an external analyst in the areas of financial, banking and utility regulation. Since 2017, he is also the co-founder of the Vienna-based fintech company Fincredible GmbH developing digital solutions in the area of credit rating analysis.