Dr. Deep Kumar is a principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of III Capital Management. Dr. Kumar joined the firm in March 2003 and has been with the firm since that time, except for a ten-month period from January to October 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Kumar was at BNP Paribas in New York from 1995 to 2002, where he was the Chief Risk Officer for the USD rates group and oversaw the day-to-day risk taking by the group. Dr. Kumar has also done a great deal of work on volatility smiles and skews, much of which is used by a number of Wall Street firms for pricing and managing risks associated with options. Dr. Kumar is the co-author of “Managing Smile Risk,” published in Wilmott Magazine in July of 2002. Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in Hypersonics (1994) from Cranfield University, and an MSc in Aerodynamics (1992) as well as an MA in Engineering (1990) from Cambridge University.