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 New Orleans, Louisiana

March 2 - 5, 2022

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2022 Conference Program


Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA
Louisiana State University


Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA, holds the James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and is Professor of Finance at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. He previously held the William H. Wright, Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services at LSU, and the First Union Professorship in Financial Risk Management at Virginia Tech.  Prior to his academic career, he worked for a large southeastern bank.  He has been a visiting scholar at universities in Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Scotland, and in the U. S. 

Professor Chance has had numerous articles published in academic and practitioner journals and has authored four  books, including An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management, 10th ed. co-authored with Robert Brooks, Essays in Derivatives:  Risk Transfer Tools and Topics Made Easy (2nd ed.), Analysis of Derivatives for the CFA Program, and Financial Risk Management:  An End User Perspective.  His next book, Foundations of the Pricing of Financial Derivatives::  Theory and Analysis, is co-authored with Robert Brooks, and will be published in 2023 by John Wiley. 


Dr. Chance has extensive experience conducting professional training programs, and his consulting practice (Omega Risk Advisors, LLC) serves companies, organizations, and law firms.  He has also been heavily involved in the development and authorship of the derivatives and risk management curriculum in the CFA program.  In 2015 he received the C. Stewart Shepard Award for his many years of service to the CFA Institute in the development of its educational programs.  He is a member of LSU's Supplemental Retirement Plan Oversight Committee, and he chaired the university's promotion and tenure committee for three years.  

In his spare time Dr. Chance plays guitar, sings, and performs as a solo guitar & vocal act.  He has traveled to more than 50 countries, and in March, 2016 he completed a 26-mile hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  He also recently authored a novel, The Assignment, which is set in a university and is available at this link on Amazon.


Previous and Visiting Positions:
Fall, 2015          Visiting scholar, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Fall, 2014          Visiting scholar, University of Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
Fall, 2014          Visiting scholar, National University of Singapore
Fall, 2013          Visiting scholar, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Fall, 2006          Visiting scholar, Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Engineering, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Spring, 2002     Visiting scholar, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Spring, 1999     Visiting scholar, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland
Fall, 1994          Visiting scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1996-2003        First Union Professor of Financial Risk Management, Virginia Tech
1989-1996        Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech
1983-1989        Associate Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech
1980-1983        Assistant Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech

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