Dean Curnutt

Dean Curnutt

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Dean Curnutt is the Founder and CEO of Macro Risk Advisors, a leading provider of global market risk analysis and execution services for investors. He oversees the firm's mission to deliver comprehensive market risk analysis and transaction execution services that helps clients achieve better risk-adjusted returns. Dean is a recognized expert on risk and cross-asset volatility. Prior to MRA, he was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales Trading at Bank of America Securities, where he was a member of the Global Equities Management Team that set strategic direction for the division. Today, he regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, and industry conferences to discuss his market outlook. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance and member of the Board of Governors at St. John's University.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Under his leadership, the firm specializes in providing financial market intelligence to institutional investors

  • The firm has been the most highly ranked boutique in the Tabb Group’s Survey of Option Research Providers.

  • With expertise in derivative sales trading and exclusive access to a diversified liquidity pool, MRA is the premier source of value-added financial market intelligence that reveals trading opportunities.


  • Previously at BofA, Dean was Head of Institutional Equity Derivativesand ConvertibleSales and Strategy.

  • Before that, he 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. 

  • He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate business schools of both St. John’s University and the University of Chicago.

  • Today, he is active with a number of charitable initiatives and serves on the Boards of the Jericho Project and the Blythedale Children’sHospital.