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					                                                  DANIEL SMITH
Address:           Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 62                     Tel:                             +49 171 3435896
                   69117 Heidelberg                              Email:                   ds06cam@googlemail.com
                   Germany                                       Date of Birth:                        30.10.1984
                                                                 Nationality:                    German/American
EDUCATION
2008 - present     Ph.D. Candidate in Finance: University of Mannheim
                   Center for Doctoral Studies in Business, current GPA 1.0
2006 - 2007        MPhil Finance: Churchill College, Cambridge University
                   First Class Equivalent, Concentration in Financial Engineering
2005 - 2006        Graduate Mathematical Economics: University of Ulm
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                   Overall mark 1.0 (1 among 150 students)
2003 - 2005        Undergraduate Mathematical Economics: University of Ulm
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                   Overall mark 1.0 (1 among 150 students)
1994 - 2003        Abitur: Georg-Wilhelm-Steller-Gymnasium, Bad Windsheim (Bayern)
                   Overall mark 1.0 (790 points, Top 1% of the country)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Jan 2008-          Equity Derivatives Trading, Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA, Frankfurt
Jul 2008         • Quantitative analysis of exotic equity and index derivatives
                 • Assisted senior management and traders in their day-to-day trading activities
                 • Extensive development tasks in C++ and Microsoft Excel for option pricing models
Jul 2007-          M&A Advisory Analyst, Greenhill & Co., New York and Frankfurt
Sep 2007         • Analysis and valuation of companies and assets; analysis and assessment of transactions
                 • Generated investment presentations for high-profile clients
Nov 2005-          Redacted the textbook Credit Risk Modeling with Excel and VBA (Löffler & Posch):
Sep 2006         • Working to a tight deadline, produced and narrated its tutorial DVD
                 • Corroborated book's numerical examples and illustrative credit risk scenarios

Mar 2001–          Freelance IT Consulting:
Dec 2006         • Independently and consistently acquired orders from, and provided services to,
                   small businesses confronted with pressing information technology issues

AWARDS
Sep 2008           DFG Scholarship: granted by the University of Mannheim for the study year 2008-09
Jun 2006           Cambridge European Trust Bursary: granted by the Trustees for the study year
                   2006-07 in recognition of my academic record
Jun 2003           Scholarship for the Highly Gifted: granted by the Bavarian State Government for
                   full funding for the duration of my university studies
Jun 2003           Bavarian Culture Prize: granted by the Bavarian Society for the Advancement of
                   Culture in recognition of the year's best Abitur thesis on an aspect of regional culture

SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Computer:        • Extensive computer experience: application programming with C++ and Java
                 • Expert usage and programming of Microsoft Office Products
                 • Trained in Bloomberg, CapitalIQ, FactSet and Factiva
Languages:         English (native speaker), German (native speaker), French (competent)
Sport:             Since 2000 have led numerous matches as a DFB-certified football referee

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

				
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