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Macro Risk Advisors Expands Risk Strategy Team

--Hires Risk Strategist to Specialize in Fixed Income Pricing Models --

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of global equity derivatives strategy and trade execution for institutional investors, today announced the growth of its team with the addition of Kevin Cannon as a Risk Strategist. The appointment of Mr. Cannon is part of an ongoing expansion effort at MRA, meeting demand for analytical market insight from its growing client base.

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"Kevin brings substantial experience in pricing complex derivatives and building risk based financial models," said Dean Curnutt, the founder and CEO of MRA. "Our institutional client base continues to seek our help in valuing products with embedded optionality.  Kevin's deep product knowledge furthers our mission in this area."

Mr. Cannon will develop a suite of fixed income pricing models that includes interest rate swaps and swaptions as well as exotic payout structures such as barrier and outperformance options. He will also build cutting edge tools that manage portfolio and trading risk for MRA's institutional clients. 

"With proven expertise in designing and implementing derivative pricing models, Kevin fortifies the risk management offering we provide for clients," said George Lam, Head of Risk Strategy at MRA.  "Kevin's contribution will quickly benefit our institutional client base, especially as interest rate uncertainty is set to grow over the coming years," said Mr. Lam.

Before joining MRA, Mr. Cannon was a Senior Consultant at Murex, a firm specializing in risk management software.  Here he supported the firm's institutional clients around interest rate modeling, providing technical input on issues relating to implementation and best practice.  He has a dual degree in Math and Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Finance from George Washington University.

About Macro Risk Advisors           
Macro Risk Advisors is an independent derivatives strategy and execution firm headquartered in New York and specializing in translating proprietary market intelligence into specific trading ideas for institutional investors. Utilizing proven techniques for trade execution, MRA enables clients to consistently achieve efficient pricing in the equity and option markets. MRA's strategy notes are read by more than 500 unique institutional firms. The company is a FINRA-registered broker-dealer. For more information, visit www.macroriskadvisors.com or MRAD < GO > on Bloomberg.

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