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Olivier BOSSARD

Professor (Education Track)

Finance

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Biography

Olivier Bossard is Professor of Finance and Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris.
Since 2011, his program has been ranked #1 worldwide for the 10th consecutive year in the Financial Times Global Ranking of Masters in Finance.
In June 2019, he received the Best Professor Award at HEC Paris, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2021.
Professor Bossard also teaches at Hitotsubashi University (MBA program) in Tokyo, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Master of Finance program) in Beijing.

Olivier graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’ECP / MSc in Applied Mathematics, 1991).
He subsequently spent 3 years in Japan at Yokohama National University, where he specialized in Cryptography, Deep Learning Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence.

He has been working in the Financial Markets industry for over two decades in Paris, London and Frankfurt. After starting his career at Société Générale Paris as a Derivatives Trader on Fixed Income, Olivier moved to London to lead the complete build-out of the Exotics and Structured Trading desk at Intesa San Paolo Bank, across both Fixed Income and Equity Divisions.

Olivier Bossard then spent over 10 years (from 1998 to 2008) at Lehman Brothers, where he was Managing Director and Member of the Global Equities Management Committee. For over 10 years, he developed from scratch and led the growth of Lehman’s European Equity Structured Products business. He also engineered and implemented the Financial Engineering Hub based in Mumbai, India.
In his latest role as Head of Structured Products and Exotics, Trading and Structuring, he was managing 60 resources across the platform, in Europe and Asia.

In 2010, Olivier joined Macquarie Bank to run Global Derivatives Trading ex-Asia, with teams in London, Frankfurt, Cape Town and New York. Promoted to Senior Managing Director in 2011, he served as Co-Head of the Equity Derivatives Division EMEA, with responsibility over 85 resources across Front Office and Support functions.

Passionate about teaching, Olivier Bossard has been lecturing at HEC continuously since 1999, in parallel to his banking career. Since 2016, he is now the Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris and dedicates his time sharing his experience with the younger generation.

Professor Bossard also teaches at Hitotsubashi ICS (MBA program) in Tokyo, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Master of Finance program) in Beijing.

His current study fields include: Finance 2.0, FinTech, Cryptography and Blockchain technology, as well as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence applications in Finance.

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Books

Largo Winch - Introduction to finance

Dupuis (in coll. with E. GIACOMETTI, J. VAN HAMME, P. FRANCQ)

Largo Winch - Tome 0 : Introduction à la Finance

Dupuis (in coll. with Philippe FRANCQ, E. GIACOMETTI, J. VAN HAMME)

Books

Largo Winch - Introduction to finance

Dupuis (in coll. with E. GIACOMETTI, J. VAN HAMME, P. FRANCQ)

Largo Winch - Tome 0 : Introduction à la Finance

Dupuis (in coll. with Philippe FRANCQ, E. GIACOMETTI, J. VAN HAMME)

Education

  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Yokohama National University - Japan
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur de l'ECP, MSc in Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris - France

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2021- Professor (Education Track), Finance HEC Paris
  • 2017- Professor of Finance - Custom Programs for Executives - Paris and Doha (Qatar) HEC Paris Executive Education
  • 2016- Executive Director of the MSc Finance (MIF) and the "Finance Major" (MiM, Master in Management) HEC Paris
  • 1999- Thesis Director, MSc Finance (MIF) and "Finance Major" (MiM, Master in Management) HEC Paris
  • 1999- Professor of Financial Engineering HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2019- Specially Appointed Professor, Finance Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • 2018- Adjunct Professor, Finance Université de Tsinghua, Beijing
  • 2015-2016 Invited Professor, Finance ESSEC Business School, Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association
  • Member of the French Finance Association, the European Finance Association and the American Finance Association
  • Member of the Econometric Society
  • Member of the IFA, French Institute of Administrators
  • Advisory Council Member at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
  • Founder and CEO at Jomini Consulting (UK, Hong Kong)

Editorial activities

  • Technical Reviewer for Risk Magazine, Incisive Media
  • Editorial contributor to Forbes France
  • Editorial contributor to World Economic Forum (non-profit)

  • Awards & honors

    • 2021 HEC MSc Finance: #1 worldwide in the Financial Times Global Ranking of Masters in Finance
    • 2019 Best Professor Award, HEC Paris, "Vernimmen Prize" 2019
    • 2013 Elected to "Who's Who in the World"
    • 2007 Awarded Lehman Brothers "Presidents Corporate Citizenship Award", for Diversity and Inclusion, Philanthropy and Leadership