Dr. Espen Gaarder Haug has worked in derivatives trading and research for more than 20 years. He worked as a proprietary option trader at J.P. Morgan in New York, and as an option trader for two multibillion dollar hedge funds, Amaranth and Paloma Partners.
Before that, he worked for Tempus Financial Engineering, and as an option market maker in Chase Manhattan Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase) and Dennorske Bank. He has been involved in almost every option market, including equity, currency, fixed income, energy and commodities. Espen Haug has a PhD degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is currently a professor of Finance at the Business School of the Norwegian University of Life Science.