factor-i GmbH Zertifikatefabrik

Andrea Korte

Andrea Korte is a lawyer and the Managing Director of factor-i GmbH Zertifikatefabrik. She started her career in investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1999. At Sal. Oppenheim and Macquarie Securities Group in Frankfurt, she headed the team responsible for documentation for structured securities and was head of the German Legal department of Macquarie until the end of 2011. She was also a Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee for Regulation and Investor Protection of the German Derivatives Association (DDV). Andrea Korte studied law in Frankfurt am Main and Geneva and is admitted to the bar.

Sebastian Trautner

Sebastian Trautner is responsible for important customer relations for factor-i GmbH Zertifikatefabrik. He has been with EffCom AG since 2013 and has headed Key Accounting since 2016. He started in project management and worked directly on projects of factor-i GmbH Zertifikatefabrik. Sebastian Trautner studied law and business law in Constance.


EffCom AG is a founding shareholder of factor-i GmbH Zertifikatefabrik and holds a majority stake in the company. EffCom AG, headquartered in Ludwigshafen on Lake Constance, has been offering software solutions for the financial industry since 1983. They specialize in selected fields in order to apply their know-how in a targeted, effective manner.

Their highly successful positioning with German, Austrian and Swiss banks and companies as well as with initial customers worldwide is based on two software solutions:

  • Software for securities settlement in banks. EffCom AG is the market leader in German banks and savings banks with its EffCom Passiv+ software.
  • Software for the workflow-controlled creation of documents. EffCom Textation is the new form of industrial word processing for industry 4.0.

Customers from both business sectors are increasingly demanding individual solutions that EffCom AG is able to implement in the project business. All shares in EffCom AG are wholly owned by the company. The company is not listed on the stock exchange.

More information about EffCom AG here

Network of partners

factor-i GmbH Capital Markets, Frankfurt am Main, provides services and consulting for the financial industry in Germany and worldwide with a focus on strategy consulting, analysis and optimization of process, contract and document management as well as consulting for the implementation of new regulatory requirements. Their success is built on more than 20 years of capital market and securities expertise.

Since 1999 smarthouse adesso financial solutions GmbH has been designing, developing, operating and maintaining websites and applications exclusively for the financial industry. Smarthouse is active along the entire digital value chain – from the project planning phase through the management of the providers and the data right up to the operation. This includes digital strategy consulting, conception & design, search engine optimization, content management systems, web & application development as well as hosting & managed services. Smarthouse has more than 170 employees in Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Berlin, Aachen, London and Zurich. More

Quantiko GmbH advises and supports institutions from the financial services sector in effectively delivering projects in the areas trading, front office IT and risk management. The focus is on quantitative topics, for instance:

  • Mathematical pricing models for financial assets: design, prototyping and implementation
  • Trading and risk management systems: parameterization and validation, e.g. for release upgrades
  • Calculation and validation of market and credit risk measures.

Quantiko GmbH also offers Quantiko Computing,  a web-based valuation and risk management service for portfolios of financial instruments. More

Carsten Jeske

Carsten Jeske has more than 20 years of experience with IT solutions in the financial industry. His expertise lies in investment banking, especially in the trading environment, securities and new issues, as well as the automation and optimization of the associated processes and data. In this environment, he assumes roles either directly on the business side, as an interface to IT or within the IT team itself. His hands-on approach in meeting the requirements contributes to a high success rate. He is a member of the examination board of IT specialists at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Before working as an IT service provider, he worked in investment banking at Sal Oppenheim in Frankfurt.