Richard Roll

February 02, 2010

Richard Roll Named the 2009 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year

Noted for studying interest rate behavior and arbitrage pricing theory

LOS ANGELES -- Richard Roll, Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management, has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY).  Renowned for his extensive academic and professional achievements, Roll will be presented with the 2009 FEOY Award on February 4, 2010 at the New York Stock Exchange.  The IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award recognizes individual contributions to the advancement of financial engineering technology. 

"It is extremely gratifying to receive this award, which has been given before without exception to financial scholars that I greatly admire," said Richard Roll. "I am truly honored to be included in their company."

In 1968, Roll's doctoral thesis won the Irving Fisher Prize as the best American dissertation in economics.  In addition to serving as a Professor and the Japan Alumni Chair in Finance at UCLA Anderson, he has served on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, The European Institute for Advanced Study of Management in Brussels, and the French business school, Hautes Etudes Commerciales, near Paris.  Roll has published more than ninety articles in technical journals; he has won the Graham and Dodd Award for financial writing three times and the Leo Melamed Award for the best financial research by an American business school professor.  

Nominations for the annual IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award are submitted by a nominating committee of approximately 100 people, consisting of all the IAFE governing boards. They are then reviewed in a two step process by a selection committee of 25 members, including the IAFE board of directors and senior fellows.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
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