Jeff deGraaf is founder and Chairman of Renaissance Macro Research, LLC, an independent macro-research boutique firm based in New York. Jeff has been one of Wall Street’s most influential macro-based analysts over the last 15-years, consistently ranked by I.I. magazine since 2002, and a member of the exclusive Institutional Investor’s Research Hall of Fame. Prior to starting RenMac, Jeff spent the early part of his career at Merrill Lynch and then Lehman Brothers where he served on the firm’s investment policy committee as a Managing Director. In 2007, Jeff moved to ISI as an Executive Managing Director, also serving on the firm’s management committee and heading the firm’s investment policy committee. A member of the NYSSA, MTA, and a CFA and CMT charterholder, Jeff is often quoted in Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal and found on the financial analyst speaking circuit around the world. An avid skier and aviator, Jeff is known for integrating his historical knowledge and experience with cutting-edge quantitative techniques and demystifying the complexities of the financial world.