Dean Curnutt is Chief Executive Officer of Macro Risk Advisors where he oversees the firm's plan to help clients achieve superior investment results by providing valuable market insight and efficient transaction execution. Prior to forming MRA, 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 direction for the division. Previously at BofA, Dean was Head of Institutional Equity Derivatives and Convertible Sales. The equity derivatives team was ranked first in overall listed option market share in 2007 and was named the 2005 US Equity Derivatives House of the Year by Derivatives Week for its innovative work to create Options on Realized variance.
Dean is often quoted in the financial press and is a frequent speaker at client and industry conferences. He has presented on financial topics at the University of Chicago, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, the CBOE Risk Management Conference, and Risk Institute. In 2007 he was invited and appeared as the first derivatives panelist at the Barron's Art of Successful Investing Conference.
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 with his wife and two sons and daughter.