New York, 27 June 2013
Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced the further expansion of its Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) group with the appointment of Dr. Thierry Albert Wizman as Global Interest Rates and Currencies Strategist. Dr. Wizman, whose appointment was effective June 24, joins FICC’s FX business and is based in New York.
“We are delighted to have Thierry join our FX team. Thierry’s deep expertise in monetary policy analysis, business cycle analysis, and country risk will help us to deepen and broaden our local fixed income and foreign exchange coverage,” said Simon Wright, Macquarie’s Global Head of Fixed Income and Currencies.
Dr. Wizman brings 22 years of experience as an economist, investment strategist, portfolio manager, and trader covering economics and policy in both the developed and emerging markets. He most recently served as the Senior Macroeconomic Analyst at Artha Capital in Stamford, CT, an emerging markets hedge fund, where he was also a Director of Research. Prior to joining Artha in 2009, Dr. Wizman was with Fortress Investment Group, where he was a Managing Director assigned to Drawbridge, Fortress’ liquid hedge funds division.
From 2000 to 2008, Dr. Wizman was at Bear Stearns & Co., as a Senior Managing Director in the Global Equities Division, where he served in various roles, including Global Emerging Markets Strategist, Latin America Portfolio Strategist, and Co-Head of Emerging Markets Research.
Dr. Wizman began his career in 1991 as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. Wizman graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.