About the Author
Helyette Geman is a Professor of Finance at the University Paris Dauphine and ESSEC Graduate Business School. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in mathematics, holds a Masters degree in theoretical physics and a PhD in mathematics from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a PhD in Finance from the University Pantheon Sorbonne. Professor Geman has been a scientific advisor to a number of major energy companies for the last decade, covering the spectrum of oil, natural gas and electricity as well as agricultural commodities origination and trading. She was previously the head of Research and Development at Caisse des Depots. She has published more than 40 papers in major finance journals including the Journal of Finance, Mathematical Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Business. She has also written a book entitled Insurance and Weather Derivatives’. Professor Geman’s research includes asset price modelling using jump-diffusions and Levy processes, commodity forward curve modelling and exotic option pricing for which she won the first prize of the Merrill Lynch Awards.