Dean Curnutt is Founder and CEO of Macro Risk Advisors LLC (MRA), an independent derivatives strategy and transaction execution firm. The company specializes in providing financial market intelligence to institutional investors including large hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds, and money managers. The firm’s mission is to help its clients achieve superior investment results by providing valuable market insight and efficient transaction execution. MRA is a FINRA registered Broker/Dealer. 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. Prior to joining Banc of America Securities in 2001, Dean worked at Lehman Brothers in structured equity derivative products, where his focus was on tailoring OTC derivative solutions for hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals. Dean holds an MBA in analytical finance with highest honors from the University of Chicago, where he received the Citibank Award for best performance in finance. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from St. John’s University. He lives in Rye NY with his wife, two sons, and daughter.