VP, Product Management
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
Steve Claussen is the chief investment strategist for Optionshouse. A 30-year trading career in the derivatives industry took him to multiple continents before landing him back in Chicago at OptionsHouse. Mr. Claussen began his trading career trading futures on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and progressed to the Chicago Board Options Exchange as head market maker for O'Connor and Associates, LLC, trading in the SPX and OEX option trading pits. He spent five years overseas in Tokyo and London as executive director head of trading for Swiss Bank Corp, focused on Asia Pacific derivative products. After returning to the US, Mr. Claussen was managing director at Wachovia Securities, LLC, as head of derivatives trading. In 2005, he came to PEAK6 Investments, L.P, a proprietary equity options trading firm and the founding company of OptionsHouse. Mr. Claussen joined OptionsHouse in 2008, which was purchased by E*TRADE Financial in 2016.