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Rotman Professor receives lifetime achievement award from Risk magazine

Toronto , February 9, 2011 – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received a lifetime achievement award from Risk, one of the world’s leading financial risk management magazines. The award for John Hull, the Maple Financial Group Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at the Rotman School, was announced in the magazine’s January issue.

Prof. Hull is widely known among both practitioners and academics for research and textbooks on risk and derivatives. Recently his research has been concerned with credit risk, executive stock options, volatility surfaces, market risk, and interest rate derivatives.

He was, with Rotman Prof. Alan White, one of the winners of the Nikko-LOR research competition for his work on the Hull-White interest rate model. He has acted as consultant to many North American, Japanese, and European financial institutions.

He has written three books, Risk Management and Financial Institutions (second edition), Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives (eighth edition recently published), and Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (now in its seventh edition). The books have been translated into many languages and are widely used in trading rooms throughout the world.

He has won many teaching awards, including University of Toronto's prestigious Northrop Frye award, and was voted Financial Engineer of the Year in 1999 by the International Association of Financial Engineers. In 2010, he was awarded the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association Higher Standard Award. He is an Associate Editor of eight academic journals.

Prof. Hull teaches in the Rotman School’s MBA programs and is the co-director of the Rotman Master of Finance Program, a 20-month program for working professionals in the Finance industry.

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