About the Author
Allen Jan Baird, PhD, is a director of equity trading responsible for training and managing proprietary traders as well as trading firm capital. He was a member of the New York Board of Trade where he was an options market maker for thirteen years. He has taught at the New York Institute of Finance and is the author of Option Market Making: Trading and Risk Analysis for the Financial and Commodity Option Markets (Wiley). He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.