Nicholas Dunbar

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Full name: Nicholas Dunbar

Area of interest: Finance, esp. the derivatives industry, financial innovation

Journals/Organisation: Reuters BreakingViews website

Email: contact page | riskyfinance@breakingviews.com

Personal website: nickdunbar.net

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Blog: blog/update (nickdunbar.hitrefresh.co.uk)

Representation: rights to works or speaking engagements contact Peter Tallack at Science Factory info@sciencefactory.co.uk

Networks: http://twitter.com/nicholasdunbar | http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nicholas-dunbar/3/759/3a7

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About: http://www.nickdunbar.net/about

Education: Studied physics in the UK at Manchester and Cambridge and then at Harvard University, gaining a Master's degree in earth and planetary sciences - at this time his interests ranged from quantum mechanics and black holes to evolution and the history of global climate change, his teachers including Stephen Hawking (Cambridge) and Stephen Jay Gould (Harvard).

Career: In 1990 he left academia and spent the next few years working in feature films and television, in a wide range of capacities. In 1996, after launching the television production company [Flicker Films], a chance encounter with some old Harvard friends set him on a new path of finance and science writing, focusing on the derivatives industry. Joined Risk magazine as technical editor, 1998/2009. In 1999, he published his first book, Inventing Money: the story of Long-Term Capital Management and the legends behind it (Wiley, 1999). In 2005, he launched Life & Pensions, a sister publication to Risk that helps the insurance and pensions industry to learn about new risk management techniques. Life & Pensions was sold to Incisive Media in January 2009. Has been contributing to BreakingViews since 2001

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Awards/Honours: Won the State Street award for institutional financial journalism, 2007

Scoops: Widely respected for a series of exclusive stories on derivatives blow-ups (Derivatives and the Cauchy–Riemann equations)

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Latest work: The Devil’s Derivatives (to be published Summer 2010)

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Current debate: "financial innovation and the credit crunch" - topic of his new book

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