Edward Tom

Edward Tom

Adjunct Professor
Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan


,strong>Credit Suisse
Equity Derivatives: Trading and Arbitraging the Volatility Surface

Edward K. Tom is a Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Derivatives and Quantitative Trading Strategy at Credit Suisse.  His group is responsible for the development of equity derivatives, delta-one, program-trading and algorithmic trading research and analytics for hedge funds and major financial institutions. 

Mr. Tom joined Credit Suisse in 2001 from Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he specialized in the development of econometric trading algorithms for the portfolio trading group. Prior to that, he worked as a quantitative researcher in Salomon Brothers’ equity derivatives and quantitative research group.  Mr. Tom began his career in 1991 developing statistical models for JP Morgan’s counterparty and interest rate risk department.   He has been nominated top ranked equity derivatives analyst in the Institutional Investor and Greenwich surveys for over 10 years.   Mr. Tom’s work in equity derivatives has been published in a number of financial journals including Risk Magazine, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the Society of Actuaries Risk Magazine and he is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Barron's.

Mr. Tom holds a B.S. in financial accounting and management information systems, and an M.A. in economics from New York University.