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Ren-Raw Chen

Ren-Raw Chen - Business faculty

Professor
Finance and Business Economics
Joined Fordham: 2008

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 606,
New York, NY 10023

Email: rchen@fordham.edu

Biography

Ren-Raw Chen specializes in modeling term structure of interest rates and credit risks, automating pricing models for trading desks and rating agencies, deriving closed-form solutions, implementing lattice and Monte Carlo simulations, and complex calibrations.

Professor Chen has published papers in major finance and professional journals. He has implemented pricing models for financial companies, including credit derivatives pricing models for Lehman Brothers, structural default models for Moody's KMV, convertible bond and fixed-income derivatives models for Grand Cathy Securities Corporation, and a two-factor HJM model for Polypaths Software.

Professor Chen received his PhD in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; University of Pittsburgh; National Taiwan University; and Hong Kong University. He has worked at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Grand Cathy Securities Corporation, Moody's KMV, Black Rock and Morgan Stanley.

Education

  • PhD: University of Illinois
  • Master's: University of Illinois
  • Bachelor's: National Taiwan University

Research Interests

  • Financial modeling
  • Derivatives
  • Credit risk
  • Term structure of interest rates

Publications

  • “An Explicit, Multi-factor Credit Default Swap Pricing Model with Correlated Factors,” with Xiaolin Cheng, Frank Fabozzi, and Bo Liu, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, March 2008.
  • “Optimal strike prices of stock options for effort-averse executives,” with Oded Palmon, Sasson Bar-Yosef, and Itzhak Venezia, Journal of Banking and Finance, February 2008, Vol. 32 (2), pp. 229~239.
  • “Market Risk of Mortgage-Backed Securities With Consistent Measures,” with H. Liao and Tyler Yang, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2008.
  • “Sources of Credit Risk: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps,” with Frank Fabozzi, Ging-ging Pan, and Ron Sverdlove, Journal of Fixed Income, December 2006 (lead article).