Stephen Figlewski is a professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches courses in Futures and Options at the Undergraduate, M.B.A., and Ph.D. levels. Prof. Figlewski has been a member of the NYU – Stern faculty since 1976. He is the director of the NYU Stern Derivatives Research Project. His primary research interests include Derivatives, Risk Management, and Financial Markets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has published several books, including Risk Management: The State of the Art, Financial Options: From Theory to Practice, and Hedging with Financial Futures for Institutional Investors: From Theory to Practice. He is the founding editor of Journal of Derivatives, and has been published in many others, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. In addition to working at NYU – Stern, prof. Figlewski was a Vice President at the First Boston Corporation, responsible for research on equity derivatives products, and has been a market maker in stock index options at the New York Stock Exchange. He was also a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkley.