Volker Votsmeier is an investigative reporter with Handelsblatt. He joined the paper in February 2015. He studied economics at the University of Cologne, tax law at the University of Applied Sciences for Finance in Nordkirchen and journalism at the Cologne Journalist School for Politics and Economics. He wrote for a number of German publications, including Capital and Börse Online. His latest job before joining Handelsblatt was head of legal coverage at German law publishing firm Juve.