Mon, May 1, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Macro Risk Advisors creates new training and recruiting program

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update: Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of risk analysis and derivatives trade structuring for institutional investors, is aggressively expanding its research-intensive recruiting and training program to capitalize on shifts occurring at the nation’s large banks and sell side firms.

The initiative has led to the hire of Pravit Chintawongvanich, who will support MRA’s analytics effort. Mr. Chintawongvanich will report to George Lam, Head of Risk Strategy, and help execute the firm’s ambitious plan to enhance the suite of quantitative models made available to clients. He will focus on building decision-making tools that help MRA’s clients evaluate trade ideas, back test hedges and better understand and manage risk.

Mr. Chintawongvanich was formerly at RBC Capital Markets where he was an associate on the equity derivatives trading desk, assisting in execution and pricing, and building tools to manage volatility data and price option structures. He holds an M.S. in mathematical finance from the University of Toronto and a B.S. in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.

“In the unsteady aftermath of the financial crisis, institutional investors need a trusted partner who can help them strengthen their portfolios,” said Dean Curnutt, founder and CEO of MRA. “We see a unique opportunity to expand our core expertise of analyzing global market risk on behalf of clients.”

MRA has also hired Evan Karp from BMO as a junior sales trader, working under senior institutional sales trader and principal Drew Forman. Mr. Karp is a graduate of Emory University. Roger Masi has also joined MRA to support the firm’s clearing and operations effort, reporting to John Luttenberger, Head of Compliance and Operations. He was previously with Morgan Stanley and is a graduate of Rutgers College.

Both Mr. Karp and Mr. Masi will participate in MRA’s unique Training and Mentorship Program, a set of modules that teaches financial market theory and how to support institutional clients through hands-on exercises in present-day market conditions.

“MRA is capitalizing on the substantial change afoot in the brokerage industry by expanding our staff in a significant way,” said Mr. Curnutt. “As the industry downsizes, we see a compelling opportunity to invest in today’s young professionals, and we are committed to providing them with an engaging and competitive environment for learning and growth.”

MRA provides conflict-free market strategy and execution services to a client base of institutional and alternative managers, with combined assets under management in excess of $250 billion. Founded in 2008, MRA is a FINRA-registered broker/dealer known for its sophisticated and unique analysis of global macro risks, volatility and equity derivatives.

Macro Risk Advisors

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Man manager combines sustainable investing with AI/ML[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Dr. Richard Bateson, quant fund manager and physicist, has recently

  2. Other Voices: "Winner-take-all" dynamics and hedge fund investing[more]

    A growing stream of thinking in microeconomics is the concept of "winner-take-all" dynamics. The idea seems simple. A combination of networking economics and classic economies of scale creates situations where there are just a few dominant firms or economic agents who are able to capture significant

  3. Investing - How Chipotle's comeback attracted big data robots and value investors alike[more]

    From Forbes.com: When William Ackman's ailing hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management bet $1 billion on shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill beginning in July 2016, the stakes couldn't have been higher. Pershing Square was reeling from what would eventually be a near $4 billion loss in drugmaker V

  4. Gondor Capital sees challenges ahead for financial markets as two hedge funds post strong gains in Q1[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Vincent Au, portfolio manager of New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management believes that the remaining of the year would be challenging for the financial markets even as his two hedge funds maintain

  5. Service Providers - Colemore launches fee tracking service for limited partners[more]

    Following Colmore's successful launch in January 2017, the firm has announced the launch of FAIR.. FAIR is designed to help private equity investors independently validate fees and incentives charged by underlying managers, saving time and providing an extra level of comfort. There is a glob