# Quant of the year - Philipp Schönbucher

## Awards

It was while sitting for his postgraduate degree in mathematics at Oxford University that Philipp Schönbucher came across the basic principles of option pricing. It stirred him towards pursuing a career in quantitative finance. “Originally I wanted to study economics because I found it had practical applications, but I liked the scientific nature of mathematics. It was at Oxford while studying for a mathematics degree that I was first introduced to the Black-Scholes theory and option pricing