About the Author
Alan J. Marcus is a Professor of Finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests are in derivatives and securities markets. He is co-author (with Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane) of the texts Investments and Essentials of Investments. Professor Marcus has served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marcus also spent two years at Freddie Mac, where he helped to develop mortgage pricing and credit risk models. He currently serves on the Research Foundation Advisory Board of the CFA Institute.
Zvi Bodie is professor of finance and economics at Boston University School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Professor Bodie has published widely on pension finance and investment strategy in leading professional journals. His books include Worry-Free Investing: A safe Approach to Achieving your Lifetime Financial Goals and Foundations of Pension Finance. Professor Bodie is managing director of Integrated Finance Limited, a specialized investment bank and financial engineering company. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council.
Professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Graduate School of Business, Harvard; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. An author of many articles in finance and management journals, Professor Kane’s research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.
Peter Ryan is principal of Mansi Corp., which engages in financial advising. Professor Ryan’s research interests include both contingent claims in general and the incentive effects of financial claims in corporate structures. His articles on the subject of options and financial instruments have been published in a number of international journals in finance and management science. He has been involved in developing the course material for the Canadian Securities Institute. Professor Ryan also serves as an expert witness on the execution of responsibilities by financial advisors.
Stylianos Perrakis is the RBC Distinguished Professor of Financial Derivatives at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University. He is the author of many articles published in leading academic and professional journals in economics and finance, especially in the areas of industrial organization, corporate finance, and option pricing. Professor Perrakis has served as a consultant to many private and governmental organizations, including the Institute of Canadian Bankers and the World Bank. He is also the author of Canadian Industrial Organization
and has taught as a visiting professor in universities in Switzerland, France, Greece, and the United States. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is currently serving as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the University of Macedonia in Greece.