I am a senior economist working for a NY based boutique broker dealer, Renaissance Macro. My specialty is global macro and am very interested in the work that is being done by your network, particularly with respect to the AWM.
My background includes working for five years as an economist for Canada's Department of Finance where I worked with the Bank of Canada in managing the national debt. For the past 10 years I have worked with a number of financial institutions as an economist, with focus on the US and Canada. Most recently my portfolio has expanded to global macro research including forecasting and monetary policy.
Currently we use the FRB/US model to run simulations and am interested in using the AWM for the same purpose and possibility of modifying it with monetary rules we have developed in house.