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Macro Risk Advisors Supports BELL Scholars Through Charitable Trading Day

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New York City, NY - January 29, 2014 - Today, BELL celebrates the generosity of Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), a leading provider of global market risk analysis and execution services for institutional investors. MRA hosted a charitable trading day event on December 17th, donating all commissions earned from stocks, options, and ETF trades. MRA's trading activity resulted in $68,750 to support BELL's programs in New York City.

"MRA's generous contribution will create access to educational opportunitiesthat our scholars would not have," said Salma Muro, BELL's Executive Director for the Tri-State Region. "It will help us provide scholars with academic and project-based learning opportunities, exposure to arts &culture, and individualized academic support in the subjects that their principals and teachers know they need it most."

In total, MRA raised $275,000 through commissions earned on its second annual charitable trading day, also donating to The Children's Storefront, iMentor, and LEDA.

"There is an urgent need at every stage of a child's educational development for proper support, both academically and emotionally. These inspiring organizations provide educational services in unique, yet extremely effective ways to the children with greatest need," said MRA CEO, Dean Curnutt.

BELL will join MRA to celebrating the success of its 2nd Annual Charitable Trading Day on January 29th. Event details follow.

Date: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Craftbar
Address: 900 Broadway, between 19th and 20th St.

Photo courtesy of LEDA: Michael Yerdon of BELL (center, rear) joins MRA staff and representatives of The Children's Storefront, iMentor, and LEDA to kick off the 2nd Annual Charitable Trading Day.

About Macro Risk Advisors

Macro Risk Advisors is an independent derivatives strategy and execution firm headquartered in New York and specializing in translating proprietary market intelligence into specific trading ideas for institutional investors. Utilizing proven techniques for trade execution, MRA enables clients to consistently achieve efficient pricing in the equity and option markets. MRA's strategy notes are read by more than 500 unique institutional firms. The company was founded in 2008, and is a FINRA-registered broker-dealer known for its sophisticated and unique analysis of global macro risks, volatility and equity derivatives. For more information, visit www.macroriskadvisors.com or MRAD <GO> on Bloomberg.