Bruno Dupire

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Bruno Dupire (born 1958[1]) is a researcher and lecturer in quantitative finance. He is currently Head of Quantitative Research at Bloomberg LP. He is best known for his contributions to local volatility modeling and Functional Itô Calculus. He is also an Instructor at New York University since 2005, in the Courant Master of Science Program in Mathematics in Finance.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dupire is an alumnus of École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. He received a master's degree in artificial intelligence from the Pierre and Marie Curie University and his Ph.D. in numerical analysis from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Local volatility[edit]

Dupire is best known for showing how to derive a local volatility model consistent with a surface of option prices across strikes and maturities, establishing the so-called Dupire's approach to local volatility for modeling the volatility smile.[3][4] The Dupire equation is a partial differential equation (PDE) that links the contemporaneous prices of European call options of all strikes and maturities to the instantaneous volatility of the price process, assumed to be a function of price and time only.[5]


Dupire is the recipient of the Risk magazine "Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2008, and has been voted in 2006 as the most important derivatives practitioner of the previous 5 years in the ICBI Global Derivatives industry survey. He has also been included in Dec' 02 in the Risk magazine "Hall of Fame" of the 50 most influential people in the history of financial derivatives.[6] In 2006 he was awarded the Cutting Edge research award by Wilmott Magazine [7]


  1. ^ document on celebration of Dupire's 60th birthday
  2. ^ "Faculty: Master of Science Program. Mathematics in Finance". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  3. ^ Dupire, Bruno (January 1994). "Pricing with a Smile". Risk Magazine, Incisive Media. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)"Download media disabled" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  4. ^ Dupire, Bruno (1997). M.A.H. Dempster and S.R. Pliska (ed.). Pricing and Hedging with Smiles. Mathematics of Derivative Securities. Cambridge University Press.
  5. ^ Bruno Dupire (2010) Dupire equation, in: Cont, Rama (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance, Wiley, 2010.
  6. ^ "Risk Who's Who - Charter Members". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  7. ^,_Bruno


  • Bruno Dupire (1998). Monte Carlo: methodologies and applications for pricing and risk management. Risk. ISBN 978-1899332915.


  • Dupire, B, (January 2004), Pricing with a Smile. Risk Magazine, Incisive Media
  • Dupire, B (September 1993), Model Art , Risk Magazine, Incisive Media
  • Dupire, B (August 2009), Functional Itô Calculus, SSRN.
  • Dupire, B (2010) Dupire equation, in: R Cont (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance, Wiley, 2010.

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