Marc Oliver Schmidt is a freelance financial journalist and co-publisher of the blog Die Börsenblogger (The Stock Exchange Bloggers). He has a degree in business administration and was editor-in-chief of finanzen.net until 2005. At the peak of the Lehman crisis in 2008, he and Christoph Scherbaum came up with the idea for “Die Börsenblogger” as a multi-author blog with a focus on the stock exchange and finance. Seven permanent stock exchange bloggers and numerous guest authors currently blog there. “Die Börsenblogger” was awarded first place in finanzblog award 2011.