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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard L Sandor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1941 in Brooklyn, New York


-- Website -- http://www.GoodDerivatives.com
-- Richard L Sandor on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=richard+l+sandor


Illinois Connection

Dr. Sandor now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard L. Sandor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). Dr. Sandor was honored by the City of Chicago for his contribution to the creation of financial futures and his universal recognition as the "father of financial futures.” In October 2007, he was honored as one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as the “Father of Carbon Trading.” Dr. Sandor is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


Published Works

  • Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, Wiley, 2012


Selected Titles At Your Library

Good derivatives :
ISBN: 0470949732. OCLC Number:

Wiley,. Hoboken, NJ :. ©2012.

"Harnessing financial innovation to combat the world's environmental problems. In this book, Richard Sandor explains the process of creating new financial products and the equally important process of "pioneering" products to achieve widespread usage in the financial industry. Describing both his successes and failures, he offers unique insights into financial innovation, the globalized financial markets, and the bumpy road of the innovator. Sandor also discusses the vision behind the Chicago Climate Exchange and how he believes it will play a critical role in reducing the world output of greenhouse gases. In The Good Sorcerer, Sandor argues that market-based trading systems are a far more effective means of reducing pollutants than "command-and-control" dictates, and such trading systems can ultimately help find solutions to global water shortages, rainforest destruction, and endangered species. Author Richard Sandor "the father of financial futures" helped create catastrophe bonds. Proposes using market-based trading systems to solve burgeoning environmental risks. Contains a wealth of illustrative stories and lessons learned. Filled with provocative ideas, fascinating stories, and valuable lessons, The Good Sorcerer provides a snapshot of recent financial history and a vision of where we're headed"--


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Please contact Rafael Marques, rmarques@envifi.com and copy Dr. Sandor, as well.