DerSoft was established with the intention of providing a solution to complex and time consuming processes designing and building financial models. Aside from the very popular TradeSmart software, DerSoft provides consulting services for:

  • Investments using futures, swaps and options.
  • Market risk, credit risk and OP risk management solutions.
  • Complex financial modeling.

In particular DerSoft educates and provides proven insight on:

  • How to use derivatives as a speculation instrument to maximize profitability.
  • How to use derivatives to reduce market risk, credit risk and OP risk.
  • How to achieve arbitrage with derivatives.
  • How to reduce financing costs with derivatives.

Dr. Gunter Meissner Biography

Dr. Meissner is the founder and president of DerSoft the derivatives software company.  Beginning his career as a lecturer at the prestigious Keil University in Frankfurt Germany.  In 1990 Dr. Meissner joined Deutsche Bank trading interest rate futures, swaps and options in Frankfurt and New York.  he quickly advanced becoming head of product development in 1994.  He was responsible for originating algorithms for new derivative products.  In 1995-1996 he was promoted to head of options at Deutsche Bank Tokyo.  After a very successful term at Deutsche Bank Tokoy he relocated to Honolulu Hawaii where he taught derivatives and complex financial products at Hawaii Pacific University.  In 2008 Dr. Meissner was offered the opportunity to develop the Master of Financial Engineering Program at the University of Hawai’i Shidler College of Business.


Dr. Meissner has published numerous papers on derivatives in international journals.  He has authored three books including 2005 publication “Credit Derivatives-Application, Pricing and Risk Management” which is still a favorite of many students and professionals.

For additional information take a look at Dr. Meissners’ CV.

Dr. Meissner’s publications.