Prof. of Practice David Gershon

David Gershon is a Full Professor in the Finance and Banking Department at the Hebrew University Business School. He is the founder of the Gershon FinTech Center at the Hebrew University.

Gershon is an expert in both FinTech and options models and pricing, and has led the global fintech sector for the past 25 years. His research addresses option modeling and pricing, and he has published a universal option pricing model that reflects option pricing in all asset classes: currency, interest rates, commodities, and equities.

His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Finance Monthly, Acquisition International, FX-MM, the Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sunday Business, Globes, and Haaretz.

Prof. Gershon was inducted into the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame in 2012. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the CEO of the Year by Acquisition International. He has been ranked in the Top 50 Most Influential People in Financial Technology by Institutional Investor, and took second place for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Prof. Gershon earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.Sc. in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management; and in Theoretical Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Additionally, he holds an MBA in Finance and a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

In addition to his academic experience, Prof. Gershon founded SuperDerivatives, a global leading vendor in derivatives and financial data, where he served as CEO and Chair. Before SuperDerivatives, he had a successful career on Wall Street, serving as the Global Head of Exotic Options and Emerging Markets Derivatives Trader for Barclays Capital, Currency Options Quant, trader for Deutsche Bank, and Mortgages Derivatives Quant for Bank of America.

He teaches the courses Introduction to FinTech, and Entrepreneurship in FinTech.