Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of global market risk analysis and trade execution for institutional investors, announced Wednesday that it has established the Macro Risk Advisors Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Beginning in the 2012 academic year, the lifetime endowment will award a two-year scholarship of $25,000 annually to a student enrolled in the full-time MBA program. The scholarship will be awarded every other year. This endowment will support students demonstrating heightened aptitude and exceptional potential in the study of finance.
“Chicago Booth is one of the country’s foremost business schools with a best-in-class student body,” says Dean Curnutt, the founder and CEO of MRA and a 1996 Booth graduate, who received the Citibank Award for best performance in finance as a student. “My two years at Booth provided an unmatched foundation for my professional pursuits, generating the insight and network to launch an independent risk advisory firm.”
“It is always gratifying when our alumni give back to support our current students,” says Chicago Booth Dean Sunil Kumar. “We are very grateful to Macro Risk Advisors for financially assisting some of our most talented students.”