Columbia University professor and author of My Life as a Quant Emanuel Derman is scheduled to speak at the CFA Society of Atlanta’s meeting in September.

Derman is head of risk at Prisma Capital Partners and a professor at Columbia University, where he directs their program in financial engineering. Earlier in his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, he developed programming languages for business modeling. Derman also worked on Wall Street, running quantitative strategies research groups in fixed income, equities and risk management, and was appointed a managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. in 1997.

His latest book Models.Behaving.Badly: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disasters, On Wall Street and in Life, is one of Business Week’s top ten books of 2011. He is also the author of My Life As A Quant, also one of Business Week's top ten of 2004.

A member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Atlanta is a local organization with more than 1,300 investment professional members.

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