Finding the right person to fill our economics slot was important because we wanted someone who related the economic data to the markets and actionable ideas, not just GDP forecasts. Someone who can help clients sift through the data and make money is objective #1 for all our research hires, and I’m happy to say we found him. Neil comes to us from Merrill Lynch/BAC where he has spent the last seven years as a Senior Economist covering equities in the U.S. and Canada. As Head of U.S. Economics, Neil will lead our effort in that area, analyzing global economic trends and cross market investment themes. Neil’s unique ability to link economic data with thematic-actionable ideas made him the perfect candidate for us as we continue to build out our vision of a premier macro-research based firm. We are excited to have Neil join the RenMac family, as his presence and expertise rounds out our initial macro-research core.