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Expert resume of Franck Risler, Ph.D.

Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting (New York) and Leader of the Securities, Commodities and Derivatives practice; former hedge fund manager and derivatives trader across asset classes (Commodities, Credit, Equities, Fixed Income and FX). 

Franck Risler, Ph.D. is a Senior Managing Director and leader of the Securities, Commodities and Derivatives practice at FTI Consulting. He assists clients on a wide range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters involving securities, financial and physical commodities and derivative products across asset classes. Dr. Risler combines deep industry expertise and academic rigor. He has traded global markets, built and managed leading trading businesses and advised on high-profile transactions and litigation in global capital markets and commodity industries.

Dr. Risler brings nearly 25 years of experience in trading, quantitative investment, risk management and financial technology across asset classes (e.g. commodity, equity, interest-rate, FX and credit) both on the sell-side and the buy-side.

Dr. Risler’s work includes independent expertise and testimony in disputes, litigation and arbitration; complex valuation matters including structured derivatives and customized business valuation; transactions (e.g. M&A) and restructuring advisory; risk management and derivatives hedging advisory; and business transformation. His clients are brokers and brokers dealers, asset managers, hedge fund managers, private equity firms, regulators, legislators, commodity traders, energy companies, and mining/metal processing firms.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Dr. Risler was the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Laplace, a derivatives-focused global macro hedge fund. Prior to that, he held several critical and essential trading roles at CIBC and Lehman Brothers. One of Dr. Risler’s focus at CIBC was the control and design of all derivatives trading technology and analytics undertaken by the bank in every asset class and location, leading to a unique merging of all pricing and risk management onto a single firm-wide infrastructure.

Dr. Risler holds a PhD in Numerical Mathematics (with highest honors) from the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclays and an MSc in Management of the ESSEC Business School. He was the 1997 Winner of the Seymour Cray Prize for Numerical Mathematics and High-Performance Computing.