Macrofund Team

The Macrofund team is composed of traders and academics who come from banks, hedge funds, and universities.

Andrew Nissenbaum

Founder and CEO

Andrew Nissenbaum is the Founder and CEO of Macrofund, where he serves as a Macro Trading and Geopolitical Strategist. He previously held prominent positions such as Head of Macro Research at Soros Fund Management’s Quantum Fund, Vice President of Foreign Exchange at Bank of America in London, and Investment Advisor and Chairman of the Board for the top-ranked Hypothesis Macro Fund LTD. His diverse finance industry roles include a seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and proprietary trading positions at Union Bank of Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Securities, and Steinhardt Management.

As a proprietary currency trader for major banks, Andrew traded billions of dollars. His expertise spans emerging and frontier markets, with a focus on analyzing markets and geopolitical systems. His trading portfolio includes EUR, JPY, and US 30-year futures options, as well as equity and commodity volatility. He developed a model using the rate of change of the volatility curve to predict future price ranges. Recognized as a prodigy trader, Andrew has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Nikkei Financial Daily, and Futures Magazine.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance and Statistics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a guest lecturer and graduate student at the London School of Economics, where he lectured on the relationship between geopolitics and financial markets. His academic contributions include derivatives research for an independent member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee and lecturing on technical analysis for the JP Morgan Core Program.

Patrick Cullen

Geopolitical Research

Patrick Cullen is a Geopolitical Risk Analyst and an expert in international security studies, focusing on the role of non-state actors and hybrid warfare. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Cullen’s research interests include the use of coercion by non-state actors in the international system and emergent practices in hybrid warfare, involving coordinated use of sub-threshold military and non-military coercion.

He has managed international projects focusing on innovations in NGO participation in national fisheries protection and countering illegal fishing globally. Cullen has published extensively on security topics, contributing to books and peer-reviewed journals. His notable publications include the co-edited book Maritime Private Security (Routledge, 2012), and influential chapters in Intelligence Analysis in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2022) and Hybrid Warfare: Security and Asymmetric Conflict in International Relations (I.B. Tauris, 2021).

Cullen also serves as a Senior Researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Previously, he worked as an Analyst at Eurasia Group, leading political risk consulting engagements for US defense and intelligence clients. He also held academic positions as a Research Fellow at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, where he designed and taught MSc courses. He began his career as a Book Review Editor for the Millennium Journal of International Studies.

James Maloy

Macro Research

James Maloy is a seasoned macroeconomist with extensive experience in both academia and financial markets. He served as a Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, and later joined the University of Pittsburgh, where he currently teaches macroeconomics, monetary theory, European economics, financial markets, and economic thought.

His research focuses on macroeconomic performance, political economy, and monetary policy. Maloy has conducted econometric analyses and experimental investigations on the effects of elections and central bank policies. These studies have provided valuable insights into the dynamic interplay between political events and economic performance. Maloy holds a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Economics with Distinction from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BA in Economics cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College. His academic and professional journey underscores his deep commitment to advancing understanding in the field of macroeconomics.

Dave Leduc

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Dave Leduc brings unparalleled energy and a unique perspective to Macrofund’s leadership team. Renowned for his achievements as a world champion in Lethwei, Dave’s transition into the corporate realm highlights his versatility and strategic mindset. As Chief Communications and Media Strategist, Dave focuses on public relations, developing communication strategies, managing brand image, and engaging with the public.

Leveraging his extensive network and exceptional communication skills, Dave excels in maintaining a compelling public image for Macrofund. His responsibilities include brand management, customer engagement, event management, and fostering strategic partnerships. With Dave leading its communications efforts, Macrofund is well-positioned for continued success and prominence in the competitive world of finance and technology.

Divyanshu Bansal

FinTech Research
Divyanshu Bansal is a specialist in quantitative research with expertise in both finance and technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from IIIT Delhi in Technology and Computer Science, has studied management at IIM Kozhikode, and quantitative research at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Divyanshu specializes in Big Data processing and management, advanced analytics, and algorithmic trading systems

Dr. Gerald Sokol

Medical Research

Dr. Gerald Sokol is a practicing physician who specializes in medical oncology, radiation therapy, and clinical pharmacology. He holds an MD from Indiana University and an MS in Clinical Pharmacology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, US Walter Reed. A Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Sokol is board-certified in internal medicine, radiology, medical oncology, radiation therapy, and clinical pharmacology through Harvard Medical School.

He also holds a Certificate in Skin Cancer Radiation. Dr. Sokol has made significant contributions to cancer treatment, clinical trials, and pharmacology, authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and advancing the understanding and treatment of various cancers. His work is widely recognized in the medical community, earning him multiple awards for medical research and patient care.

He has served as an Oncology Review Officer with the FDA for 23 years and is a Captain Reserve Officer in the US Navy. Additionally, Dr. Sokol has held academic appointments as an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed. He continues to practice medicine while actively contributing to innovative research efforts.

Chris Rowan

Senior Business Advisor

Chris Rowan specializes in sales, social media and digital marketing, business consulting, and brand exposure. With extensive experience in multiple sectors, including event management and tech, Chris has successfully built many of his own businesses as well as managing others, online and physical. Known for his expertise in brand exposure, business operations and strategic growth, he brings a wealth of first hand and proven knowledge to Macrofund. Proficent in English and Spanish and speaking Catalan and Indonesian, Chris is committed to enhancing the company’s strategic initiatives and overall market presence.

His extensive experience across multiple sectors demonstrates his adaptability and expertise in navigating dynamic environments.

Chris Garrido

Chief Crypto Strategist

Christopher Garrido is a seasoned professional trader with nine years of experience in trading cryptocurrencies. As the Chief Crypto Strategist at Macrofund, he brings a unique blend of financial expertise and technical proficiency in blockchain technology, contributing to the firm’s strategic vision and operational excellence. Chris is highly knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency domain. He has written numerous white papers and has successfully managed the end-to-end process of launching ERC-20 tokens. Notably, he served as an executive for MRI, an ERC-20 token that reached a market cap of $190 million. His expertise extends to understanding Decentralized Identifier (DID) protocols, decentralized finance (DeFi), and the successful launch of nuanced dNFTs during the boom.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Florida International University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Beyond his extensive trading experience, Chris is a dedicated martial artist, holding a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has trained in Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at MFC Promotion, a crypto-related entity specializing in promotional packaging services and events. He also founded Grupo Cronos, a successful call center in South America.

Chenie Sampaga

Operations Manager

Chenie Sampaga excels in organization, strategic planning, and execution. A graduate of Business Administration majoring in Marketing Management at the University of San Agustin, Philippines. She has specialized in SEO with extensive experience in both on-page and off-page optimization. Chenie is responsible for managing spreadsheets, web content, and various administrative functions. Her role is crucial in ensuring smooth operations and efficient workflow within the company. 

Her ability to handle multiple complex tasks with precision and dedication makes her a key member of the management team. Chenie is committed to driving operational excellence and supporting the strategic goals of the organization.

Macrofund excels in macro trading and geopolitical intelligence. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Andrew Nissenbaum, Macrofund assembled an elite team of distinguished academics, accomplished traders, and experts known for their global macro market analysis and strategic geopolitical insights. This unique blend of professionals brings diverse experiences from the most prestigious banks, hedge funds, and universities.

Guided by distinguished experts such as Andrew Nissenbaum and Patrick Cullen, the team ensures comprehensive and strategic insights into market dynamics. Patrick Cullen’s extensive knowledge in geopolitical risk analysis enhances the ability to navigate and interpret the complex interplay of global events and market movements.

Macrofund also serves as a trusted advisor to governments and international organizations, including companies that need assistance navigating the nuances of interactions with governments. Specialized insights into geopolitical risks, market dynamics, and strategic opportunities are provided, helping clients navigate complex geopolitical landscapes and develop informed strategies. Additionally, Macrofund has been named an advisor to the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), further solidifying its role as a trusted authority in the financial sector.

Under Andrew Nissenbaum’s visionary leadership, Macrofund has become synonymous with excellence in macro trading and geopolitical intelligence. Combining academic rigor with practical trading experience, the team delivers unparalleled market insights and strategic intelligence.

Join Macrofund and be part of a team that leads with unmatched expertise, strategic foresight, and a profound understanding of global market dynamics.

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