Satyajit Das has worked in the area of financial derivatives and risk management for over 30 years. He has worked on the sell side (including Citigroup and Merrill Lynch), buy side (TNT), and as an independent consultant.
He is the author of a number of key reference works on derivatives and risk management. His works include Swaps/Financial Derivatives Library - Third Edition (2005, John Wiley & Sons) (a four-volume 4,200-page reference work for practitioners on derivatives) and Credit Derivatives, CDOs and Structured Credit Products -Third Edition (2005, John Wiley & Sons). He is the author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006, FT-Prentice Hall), an insider's account of derivatives trading and the financial products business filled with black humor and satire. The book has been described by the Financial Times, London as " fascinating reading … explaining not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry." He is also the author (with Jade Novakovic) of In Search of the Pangolin: The Accidental Eco-Tourist (2006, New Holland), a unique travel narrative offering passionate and often poignant insights into the natural world and the culture of eco-travel.