Macro Risk Advisors Makes 3 Senior Hires

Dec 13 2011 | 4:20pm ET

New York-based Macro Risk Advisors, an equity derivatives strategy and execution broker-dealer, has made three senior hires to service its growing client base.

Michael Buckjune, Ed Lalanne and Frank Trentacoste have joined the firm, which provides services to a client base of institutional and alternative managers with collective AUM in excess of $150 billion.

“Michael, Ed and Frank bring deep understanding of risk across multiple markets,” said Dean Curnutt, founder and CEO of MRA, in a statement. “Their expertise will give our buy-side clients, including many of the industry’s largest hedge funds, the global risk perspectives they need in these dynamic and challenging markets.”

Buckjune joins as a managing director responsible for growing the firm’s institutional sales effort. He was formerly the global head of trading at Fortress Drawbridge, a macro hedge fund. Prior to that, he ran the trading desk at Cramer Berkowitz, a long/short hedge fund.

Lalanne joins as a director, assuming a leading role in evaluating systemic risk and providing recommendations on reducing portfolio volatility. He was formerly a managing member at Greengold Capital, a start-up global macro hedge fund and prior to that was a risk
arbitrageur at the hedge fund March Partners. He began his career as a Nasdaq market maker and an equities program trader at Lehman Brothers.

Trentacoste, a CFA charterholder, joins as a managing director, focusing on bottom-up analysis. He has seven years of buy-side portfolio management experience and his process combines option pricing and fundamental insights. He was formerly a portfolio manager of both the Ridgecrest Fund and Industrial Harvest Fund at Ridgecrest Partners. Prior to
that, he was a cofounder and partner at Vault Partners, a global equity, thematic hedge fund. He has also worked for Javelin Partners, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…