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A Frank E. Buck Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Myron S. Scholes is widely known for his seminal work in options pricing, capital markets, tax policy, and the financial services industry. He is co-originator of the Black-Scholes options pricing model, which is the basis of the pricing and risk-management technology that is used to value and manage the risk of financial instruments around the world. For this work, he received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997.
An expert in finance and tax law, Professor Scholes is chairman of Oak Hill Platinum Partners, and a managing partner in the private and public investment groups of the Robert M. Bass organization. Oak Hill Platinum Partners, a hedge fund, specializes in providing inventory services in G7 fixed-income markets to the global banking and dealer communities. He received a PhD from the University of Chicago, where he went on to serve as the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Finance, and has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.