Steven Schoenfeld – Chief Executive Officer, MarketVector Indexes

SAS_headshot.jpgSteven Schoenfeld joined MarketVector Indexes as CEO following its acquisition of BlueStar Indexes in August of 2020. Steven was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of BlueStar which maintained a family of indexes for Global Technology Stocks, Emerging Markets and Israeli Equities and Bonds. Steven is a 36-year veteran of the investment management industry, having served in senior fiduciary positions at Northern Trust, where he oversaw more $300 billion in quantitatively-managed global equity and fixed income portfolios, and at Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock), where he managed more than $70 billion in developed and emerging market stock index fund and ETFs. Previously, he led the team at the IFC/World Bank which developed the first investable Emerging Market indexes, and traded Japanese stock index futures on the floor of the Singapore Exchange.

Steven is the author of Active Index Investing (Wiley Finance, 2004), co-author of The Pacific-Rim Futures and Options Markets (McGraw-Hill, 1992), and co-founder of (now He has a BA in History and Government from Clark University, was a Fulbright Scholar in Economics at the National University of Singapore, and has an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Thomas Kettner – Chief Operating Officer, MarketVector Indexes

thomas.jpgThomas Kettner is the Chief Operating Officer of MarketVector Indexes. He is an index expert with more than fourteen years of experience in the development and maintenance of indexes focusing on the development of indexes designed for financial product strategies. He is supported by a team of index specialists with an average of six years of experience in the development, maintenance and marketing of indexes.

Prior to joining MarketVector Indexes in 2012, Mr. Kettner held various positions working for leading index providers such as Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Ltd. Mr. Kettner holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany and is a CIIA holder.

Torsten Hunke – Managing Director, MarketVector Indexes

throsten.jpgTorsten Hunke joined MarketVectors Indexes in 2014 to support the firm's index business as the European Legal Counsel and has served as Managing Director since 2016.

He has more than 15 years of experience as international banking regulatory and investment fund lawyer. Prior to joining MarketVector Indexes, Mr. Hunke worked as a Director at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for the EMEA Asset Management Legal Department and for the legal affairs of Credit Suisse's two German investment companies. Earlier career milestones include positions at the Global Depositary Department at Deutsche Bank AG and the investment funds and banking regulatory department at Linklaters in Frankfurt and London.

Mr. Hunke is an attorney at law and a member of the German Bar Association. He studied law at the Universities of Hannover, Brandenburg, and Le Havre (France).

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