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Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Lecturer, Wealth Management; Chief Development Officer, Hightower Advisors

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey is the Chief Development Officer at Hightower, a US-national holistic wealth management firm. He has helped to transform the business from its early start-up days to emerge as one of the leaders in the independent space for financial advice.

Matthias, as an experienced capital market expert and socio-economic critique, has become a recognized voice and thought leader. His passion focus is on the emerging generation of wealth and needed transformation of the industry to stay relevant.

His commitment to support and develop the vital talent of the global wealth management industry is anchored in his teachings at Columbia University. His academic focus is on Disruptive Trends as part of the Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management.

Matthias received his degree in Business Law from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany, and a degree in Banking and Finance from Hannover Business School, Germany.


  • LL.M., Leuphania University - Lüneburg, Germany
  • M.Sc., Hannover Business School - Germany