- Phelim Boyle
Phelim Boyle, a
distinguished professor, is a professor of finance in the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier Universityin Canadaand is a pioneer of quantitative finance. He is best known for initiating the use of Monte Carlo methods in option pricing [http://www.soa.org/library/newsletters/the-actuary-magazine/2006/april/act-interview-boyle.aspx] . Other well known contributions in the area of quantitative financeinclude the use of the Trinomial method to price options [http://www.global-derivatives.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=31#Trinomial] .
Until June 2006 he held the J Page R Wadsworth Chair at the
University of Waterloo. He has published papers on actuarial science and demography. Together with his son, Feidhlim Boyle, he authored "Derivatives: the Tools that Changed Finance", a highly readable explanation of the world of derivatives.
In 1977, his seminal work on Monte Carlo option pricing was published, facilitating the 1980s explosion in the world of derivatives. He continues to contribute in the area of
quantitative finance. He has been awarded the Centennial Gold Medal of the International Actuarial Associationand was the recipient of the IAFE/ SunGardFinancial Engineer of the Year in 2005.
Born on a farm in Lavey,
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Phelim Boyle attended Dreenan School, Garron Towerand Queen's University Belfast( B.Sc., M.Sc.). He earned his PhDin Applied Mathspecialising in Physicsfrom Trinity College, Dublin.
Monte Carlo option model
Monte Carlo methods in finance
External links and references
* [http://www.actuaries.ie/About_the_Society/Membership/Categories/Phelim_Boyle_resume.pdf Curriculum Vitae]
* [http://www.soa.org/library/newsletters/the-actuary-magazine/2006/april/act-interview-boyle.aspx The Actuary Magazine: An Interview With Dr. Phelim Boyle]
* [http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/jfinec/v4y1977i3p323-338.html "Options: A Monte Carlo Approach"] , "
Journal of Financial Economics" 4, 4, 323-338 (1977)
*"Option Valuation Using a Three-Jump Process", "International Options Journal" 3, 7-12 (1986)
* [http://www.wilmottwiki.com/wiki/index.php/Boyle%2C_Phelim complete list] , wilmottwiki
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