Paul Wilmott

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Paul Wilmott

Paul Wilmott (born 8 November 1959)[1] is a researcher, consultant and lecturer in quantitative finance.[2] He is best known as the author of various academic and practitioner texts on risk and derivatives,[2] and for Wilmott magazine and, a quantitative finance portal.

After an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St Catherine's College, Oxford, Wilmott stayed on to get a DPhil[3] in fluid mechanics in 1985.[4] He then went on to work on mathematical modelling for various industries before going into quantitative finance. He is currently the co-owner and Course Director for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance, a half year distance learning course on mathematical finance at Fitch Learning, a London-based company providing training for the financial services industry.[5] He is a founding partner of Caissa Capital, a volatility arbitrage hedge fund.[6] He is on the editorial board of the academic journal International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance.[7] He founded the Diploma in Mathematical Finance at Oxford University;[8] and the journal Applied Mathematical Finance.[9] He is a director of Wilmott Electronic Media, which manages, a website for the quantitative analyst community, and is a director of Paul & Dominic Quant Recruitment.[10]

He has written research articles on finance and mathematics, and, amongst others, has authored the following books:

  • Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2009)
  • Paul Wilmott On Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2006)
  • Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2007)
  • Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance (Wiley 2007)
  • With J.N.Dewynne and S.D.Howison, Mathematics of Financial Derivatives: a Student Introduction. (Cambridge University Press 1995).
  • With Dominic Connor, Paul & Dominic's Guide to Quant Careers.

Together with Emanuel Derman, Paul Wilmott authored the Financial Modelers' Manifesto.[11]

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