I am a former Economist with the Department of Labor. I have an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in mathematical finance. I worked for Bridgewater Associates for a year and I was the Chief Operating Officer of a small mathematical and statistical consulting firm where we ran an internal global macro hedge fund with our retained earnings. I own an audited return stream that earned 75 percent over 2 years - during the market crash - with an information ratio of 0.60. Currently, I am a freelance statistical consultant and investment advisor and in my free time I author articles about the macroeconomic landscape along with portfolio construction strategies.