Dean Curnutt
Founder and CEO, Macro Risk Advisors LLC (MRA)
Keynote Speech: The VIX Index Turns 25...Reflections on Quiet and Fear Throughout the Years
Friday, March 9, 2018
8:00 am

Dean Curnutt is Founder and CEO of Macro Risk Advisors LLC (MRA), a boutique broker/dealer specializing in global market risk analysis, trade construction and derivatives execution for institutional investors. In 2015, MRA was ranked 6 in the Tabb Group’s buy-side survey for quality of sell-side options research, the only boutique in the top 10.

Until January 2008, Dean was Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales trading at Banc of America Securities, where he was a member of the Global Equities Management Team that set strategic direction for the division.

Dean holds an MBA in analytical finance with highest honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from St. John’s University.  In 2012, MRA established the Macro Risk Advisors Scholarship Fund at Booth, providing support for students entering the business school.

Dean is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Jericho Project, an organization committed to ending homelessness in New York City. Through its charity trading day efforts and other contributions, MRA has given $2 million to a variety of important causes including those that support veterans, engage in cancer research and promote educational opportunities for children in economically disadvantaged communities.

He lives in Rye, NY, with his wife, two sons and daughter.

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