Steven Schoenfeld

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Steven Schoenfeld
Occupation Founder and Managing Member
Employer BlueStar Global Investors LLC
LinkedIn Profile

Steven Schoenfeld is chief investment officer of BlueStar Indexes and the founder and managing member of its parent company, BlueStar Global Investors LLC. He is a 28-year veteran of the investment management industry. [1] He is also the founder and publisher of, an online resource on Israel's economy, companies and markets.

In the course of his career, Schoenfeld has worked with futures exchanges and stock exchanges worldwide, including in Tokyo, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Bangkok and Budapest.


Before founding BlueStar, Schoenfeld was the managing partner of Global Index Strategies LLC, a New York-based consulting firm focused on index design, asset allocation, investment policy research, and capital market development.

He served as the director of the Division of Market Oversight at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from September of 2009 to December 2009.[2] He also serves on the advisory board of Duke University's Global Capital Markets Center and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.[3]

Before his stint at the CFTC he served as president at Global Index Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in benchmarks and financial product development. Before assuming the presidency at Global Index Strategies, Schoenfeld held numerous positions in the financial industry, including CIO of Global Quantitative Management at Northern Trust, managing director at Barclays Global Investors, investment officer at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank and a futures trader at the Singapore Exchange.

John Lothian News Interviews

Indexing Israel: Steven Schoenfeld Talks About His Next Index Venture
Steven Schoenfeld knows a thing or two about stock indexes as the chief investment officer of BlueStar Indexes and author of the book Active Index Investing. He spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about his latest indexes based on Israeli companies and another on Israel’s tech sector. The first is called the BlueStar Israel Invest (BIGI), a comprehensive index launched in 2011 on the top Israeli companies that are traded around the world. The index returned 0.08 percent through September this year. Schoenfeld has also developed a new index focused on Israel’s technology sector, which is among the largest in the world. Read more


Schoenfeld was a Fulbright Scholar in economics at the National University of Singapore, holds a bachelor's degree from Clark University and received a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.


  1. Executive Team. BlueStar Indexes.
  2. Press Release. CFTC.
  3. Steven Schoenfeld. Milken Institute.