Stephen Figlewski discusses Stock Market Volatility: What do we mean by "volatility" and how should we try to predict it?
Stephen Figlewski is Emeritus Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business and has taught courses in Futures and Options at the Undergraduate, M.B.A., and Ph.D. levels. Professor Figlewski has been a member of the NYU - Stern faculty since 1976. As director of the NYU Stern Derivatives Research Project, he organized numerous high profile conferences on derivatives. Over twenty years, the DRP brought in several million dollars to support the research activities of the Finance Department. His primary research interests include Derivatives, Risk Management, and Financial Markets.
In addition to working at NYU - Stern, Professor Figlewski was a Vice President at the First Boston Corporation, responsible for research on equity derivatives products, and has been a market maker in stock index options at the New York Stock Exchange. He was also a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkley.