Bruno Dupire

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Bruno Dupire 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 Ito Calculus. He is also an Instructor at New York University since 2005, in the Courant Master of Science Program in Mathematics in Finance.[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4]


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.[5] In 2006 he was awarded the Cutting Edge research award by Wilmott Magazine [6]


  1. ^ "Faculty: Master of Science Program. Mathematics in Finance". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  2. ^ Dupire, Bruno (January 1994). "Pricing with a Smile". Risk Magazine, Incisive Media. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)"Download media disabled" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  3. ^ Dupire, Bruno (1997). M.A.H. Dempster and S.R. Pliska (ed.). Pricing and Hedging with Smiles. Mathematics of Derivative Securities. Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Bruno Dupire (2010) Dupire equation, in: Cont, Rama (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance, Wiley, 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2010-02-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^,_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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