GUNTER MEISSNER, PH.D., heads Dersoft (www.dersoft.com), the software company behind TradeSmart, a software package that derives futures, options, and swaps prices and risk parameters. In addition, he runs a hedge fund (www. cassandracm.com), and is Adjunct Professor of Mathematical Finance at NYU.
Dr. Meissner joined Deutsche Bank in 1990, where he traded interest rate futures, swaps, and options in Frankfurt and New York. He became Head of Product Development in 1994, responsible for originating algorithms for new derivatives products. In 1995/1996 Dr. Meissner became Head of Options at Deutsche Bank Tokyo. From 1997 to 2007, he was Professor of Finance at Hawaii Pacific University. From 2008 to 2013 he was Director of the Master in Financial Engineering program at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii. The author of numerous published papers on derivatives in international journals, Dr. Meissner also is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and the author of four other books, including The Definitive Guide to CDOs: Application, Pricing, and Risk Management.