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Renaissance Macro Hires Stephen Velgot as Head of Event Driven Research

September 16, 2014

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September 17, 2014

New York, NY – Renaissance Macro Research (“RenMac”) is pleased to announce that Stephen Velgot has joined the firm in the newly created role of Head of Event Driven Research, focusing on special situations and event-driven investments across industries.

Stephen comes to RenMac with over twenty years’ experience in the securities industry. His expertise encompasses situations such as spin-offs, split-offs, Dutch auctions, strategic alternatives exploration, risk arbitrage, relative value, and shareholder activism, among others.

Most recently, Stephen was a Senior Risk Arbitrage/Event-Driven Desk Analyst at ICAP, where he worked alongside the firm’s derivatives traders, risk arbitrage sales traders, and cash equity sales team to produce analysis that highlighted value-creating corporate actions. Prior to ICAP, he held senior event-driven research positions at Susquehanna International and Cathay Financial. Stephen holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Research from Cornell University. He is also a registered FINRA Series 7, 63, 24, 86, and 87 license holder.

Steve Hash, RenMac’s President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, “Stephen’s excellent track record, expertise in special situations, and equity research background will be a great complement to RenMac’s research offerings, and will help us continue expanding our coverage of critical buy-side strategies.”

About Renaissance Macro Research, LLC
Founded in March 2011 by Jeff deGraaf and Steve Hash and three Partners, RenMac is committed exclusively to providing the institutional buy side community with specialized macro research. We help clients view the world through a different lens not readily available from traditional investment houses and boutiques. Armed with a sales force with over six decades of experience focused exclusively on macro research, RenMac is dedicated to deciphering and understanding the macro factors that impact the investment world by providing unique, insightful and unbiased top down analysis from thought leaders in the industry. Current coverage includes: Technical/Strategy, Washington Policy, Economics, Small Cap Strategy, Event Driven, Sector Deep Dives, and Commodity Analysis. Renaissance Macro Securities, LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer and Member of FINRA / SIPC.

For more information contact: RenMac
(212) 537-8811