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Renaissance Macro Continues Fundamental Research Push with Financials Analyst Howard Mason

August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

New York, NY – Renaissance Macro Research (“RenMac”) is pleased to announce that Howard Mason has joined the firm in the newly created role of Head of Financials Research.

Howard joins RenMac as a Managing Director and the firm’s second sector-based fundamental analyst. He brings over three decades of experience in the securities industry, spanning both equity research and investment banking.

Howard was previously a Financials analyst at Sector & Sovereign Research (SSR). He began his career as an investment banker, working for fifteen years first in the energy and hard minerals sector at N.M. Rothschild & Sons in London, Mexico, and Brazil; and then in a variety of derivatives-structuring and managerial roles at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank in New York and London. From 2000 to 2008, he was an equity research analyst at Alliance Bernstein in New York covering the large-cap banks and consumer finance sectors.

His research has been recognized by prestigious industry publications. Howard earned the number 1 ranking several times in the annual Institutional Investor poll for Consumer Finance and Specialty Finance, as well as runner-up for Large-Cap Banks. He was also ranked number 2 for Specialty Finance in a survey of hedge funds.

Jeff deGraaf, Chairman and Head Technical Analyst of RenMac, stated, “To effectively cover the macro landscape in today’s markets, you have to understand the banks. Howard’s capabilities are a golden opportunity for us to provide more value by covering the G-SIBs (global systemically important banks) and payment processers – as well as leveraging Kim Wallace’s policy expertise. This global, integrated perspective on a critical sector will give our clients a unique view.”

Steve Hash, RenMac’s President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “We continue to invest in first-class analysts who will lead our push into stock coverage within sectors that have major macro implications. Howard’s unique insight and experience, which has already topped industry surveys, will be an outstanding component of RenMac’s growing initiative to provide greater value to clients.”

Howard holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England, and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Howard can be reached at (212) 537-8814.

About Renaissance Macro Research, LLC:
Founded in March 2011 by Jeff deGraaf and Steve Hash and three Partners, RenMac is committed to providing the institutional buy side community with unique, value-added 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 eight decades of experience, 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, Sector Deep Dives, Global Markets and Commodity Analysis. Renaissance Macro Securities, LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer and Member of FINRA / SIPC.

For more information contact:
Eric Boucher / RenMac
(212) 537-8841


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