Michael Hood, managing director, is a research analyst on the Multi-Asset Solutions team and provides qualitative economic and market insights to inform Multi-Asset Solutions' investment process. He came to JPMAM in October 2011 from Traxis Partners, a macro hedge fund based in New York, where he served as chief economist from 2007 to 2011. Previously, he worked as an economist and market strategist for Barclays Capital and the JPMorgan investment bank. He began his career in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He graduated from Carleton College and Princeton University.