Dr François M. Longin pursues a career in banking and finance by allying research, consulting and training. François Longin graduated from the engineering school Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1990 and from the PhD Program at HEC Graduate School of Management in 1993. His thesis is about extreme movements in financial markets such as stock market crashes. He then conducted research on financial markets at New York University and London Business School. François's main research interest lies in extreme events in finance such as stock market crashes. François has worked for many years as managing director of a research and innovation department in a leading international financial institution where he managed a team of financial engineers working for the bank trading rooms and asset management firms. He is currently a financial consultant and his domain of expertise covers risk management for financial institutions, portfolio management for asset management firms, financial management for nonfinancial firms and wealth management for individuals. He is also a professor of finance at ESSEC School of Business and animates FinLink, which is a professional network specialized in the banking, finance and insurance sectors.