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Opinion

The art of trading

A surreal moment with the new head of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

It is not often that Euromoney gets a chance to talk art rather than market infrastructure with a stock exchange head. So a chat with Christoph Boschan comes as a refreshing change.

Behind the desk of the new head of the Vienna Stock Exchange hangs a large seascape that your correspondent, a keen sailor, instantly recognized as inspired by the nautical works of Cubist artist Lyonel Feininger.

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Much more surprising is the fact that the work in question was painted by Boschan himself after his move to Vienna from his native Germany in late 2016.

“When I moved into this office, I needed something to put on the walls and I didn’t want to spend a lot of the firm’s money on art,” he says. “So I bought the materials on Amazon and painted this over two weekends. It cost €800 in total, including the frame.”

Thrift

His thrift extends to his personal finances. After the meeting, he sends Euromoney a – very impressive – reproduction of a Feininger watercolour of tall ships that he painted after spotting the original in a nearby gallery.

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