Solactive appoints new COO

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Christian Grabbe has been appointed chief operating officer of Solactive AG, the Germany based provider of indices used to create ETFs and other index based products.

Grabbe (pictured) joins from Baader Bank, where he held roles including head of Derivatives Trading, as well as developing a mutual funds and ETF trading desk. Previously, he worked at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank in structured products.

At Solactive, Grabbe will be responsible for developing and expanding operations, and will head the IT, Operations, Human Resources and Legal departments. Solactive is based in Germany, but the company is increasingly seeking to develop its business across Europe and North America. Currently some 160 ETFs are using indices calculated by the firm, including over 100 available in North America.

Steffen Scheuble, CEO and Founder of Solactive said the appointment would enable the company to “pursue our growth strategy and further develop our business model.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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