Cornerstone Macro to Launch an Options Strategy Desk

Cornerstone Macro to Launch an Options Strategy Desk

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NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 – Cornerstone Macro announced today the upcoming launch of an equity derivatives effort to complement its suite of macro products. Jarret Christie and Daniel Kirsch will co-head this new Equity Options product while George Lam will be the team’s options Strategist. Christie and Kirsch will be joining from Macro Risk Advisors where they led the firm’s derivatives strategy effort. Lam is joining from Point 72, Steve Cohen’s family office, where he most recently served as an options strategist. Prior to Point 72, Lam worked with Christie and Kirsch at Macro Risk Advisors where he was Head of Risk Strategy.

At Cornerstone Macro, the equity derivatives team will work alongside the firm’s established research group which includes technical analyst Carter Worth, economist Nancy Lazar, policy analysts Andy Laperriere and Roberto Perli and portfolio strategist François Trahan.

“We are thrilled that Jarret, Danny and George will be joining Cornerstone. Their equity options expertise will provide a perfect complement to the firm’s substantial macro research offering. We look forward to this new chapter in Cornerstone’s history and what it will provide our clients,” said Jason Glazer, Chief Operating Officer.

Cornerstone Macro (www.cornerstonemacro.com), an investment research broker-dealer, was founded in 2013 under the leadership of Andy Laperriere, Nancy Lazar, Roberto Perli, and François Trahan. The firm is dedicated to providing best-in-class macro research to institutional investors by delivering a focused, independent and unbiased macro research product. Cornerstone employs a total of 43 professionals, consisting of research analysts, institutional salespeople, and sales traders at its offices in New York City and Washington, DC. The firm serves clients in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

For more information please contact Steve Killorin, CFO, at 212-257-4945.