Prof. Dr. Steffen Kern
Honorary Professor Dr. Steffen Kern
(European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA))
Steffen Kern is Chief Economist and Head of Financial Stability of the EU’s financial market supervisory authority ESMA, in Paris (France). Appointed in 2012, his responsibilities include the analysis of market developments and identification of risks and vulnerabilities in the securities and derivatives markets, the institutional investor industry as well as the financial market infrastructure of the EU.
Before joining the EU’s public service, he had worked for Deutsche Bank, including positions as Director for International Financial Market Policy, as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Deutsche Bank Group, and as Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank Research.
Kern is a Honorary Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) teaching international financial market development, regulation, and supervision. He serves as a Senior Non-resident Fellow of the Transatlantic Academy in Washington (US), and was appointed the 2011 Helmut Schmidt Fellow of the ZEIT-Foundation and the German Marshall Fund. He holds academic degrees in Economics, Politics, and Philosophy from the Universities of Oxford (Great Britain) and Leuven (Belgium) and a Doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands).