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Institutional equity derivatives broker Macro Risk Advisors has launched Macro Risk Solutions, a firm that advises clients on how to strengthen investment portfolios through periods of market uncertainty.
Using a research process focused on global risk analysis, and leveraging expertise in OTC derivative trade construction, the firm will help clients anticipate and hedge against areas of systemic market risk.
The independent and non-transactional based advisory model gives clients confidence they are achieving optimal outcomes when risk managing their portfolios with help from Macro Risk Solutions.
"The past five years have demonstrated the ongoing instability of the financial system and the resulting risks borne by investor portfolios," says Dean Curnutt, CEO. "For some time we have been hearing from our close relationships in the institutional allocator universe that an independent, integrated and bespoke risk management advisory product would be valuable. Our mission at Macro Risk Solutions is to provide investors with a superior framework for evaluating market uncertainty and to deliver hedging structures that optimise portfolio performance."
As part of its launch, Macro Risk Solutions has hired former Stark Investments executive Ryan Dow and will open a San Francisco office location. A portfolio manager with 12 years of buy-side experience, Dow will work closely with institutional investors to deliver portfolio advisory services that mitigate risk and enhance return. Prior to joining Macro Risk Solutions, Dow was co-founder and chief operating officer of ADH Investment Management, a hedge fund specialising in structured credit. Previously, he spent 11 years at Stark Investments, a global multi-strategy hedge fund where he was a portfolio manager, managing director of the London office, and member of the global portfolio committee.
"After being covered by Dean and his team for years, it's exciting to join together and develop a product that will help investors manage risk and capitalise on periods of market uncertainty. We look forward to utilising our expertise in risk analysis and derivatives to enhance client portfolios," says Dow. "Today's uneven financial climate and asynchronous central bank policies give special relevance to our work using derivatives to profit from market dislocations across asset classes."
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