Steffen is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Solactive. He started his career at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt as a structured solutions professional in the Equity Derivatives Group. Subsequently, he joined a Swiss consulting company as Head of Institutional Business. Within that firm, he created the nucleus of Solactive, which he eventually acquired through a management buyout in 2007. Steffen holds a degree in Business Administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Villingen-Schwenningen.