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Jeff deGraaf

Jeff DeGraaf
Founder and Chairman, Renaissance Macro Research LLC

Jeff deGraaf is the founder and chairman of Renaissance Macro Research LLC, an independent macro research boutique firm based in New York. He has become one of Wall Street's most influential macro-based analysts over the last decade, ranked by Institutional Investor Magazine for the last 10 years, and ranked as the number-one technical analyst over the last six years.

Prior to starting Renaissance Macro Research, DeGraaf 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, he 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 CFA, and a CMT charter holder, DeGraaf often is quoted in Barron's and The Wall Street Journal and in various media outlets or found on the financial speaking circuit around the world.

With his baseball days at Michigan State University long behind him, DeGraaf is now an avid skier, golfer and collector of Wall Street historical artifacts. He resides in Westchester County, N.Y., with his wife and their three boys.