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Michael is global head of Quantitative Execution Services. He is responsible for the research, development and implementation of quantitative processes for portfolio and electronic trading, as well as the management of the firm's relationships with the quantitative client-base across regions. Michael manages a variety of teams globally, spanning algorithmic research, portfolio quants, client solutions, analytics and quantitative content generation. He joined the firm as a managing director in 2017.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a variety of senior roles in London and New York, including the centralisation of risk for the bank’s equities flow, quantitative liquidity management processes and in the last few years running the global agency portfolio trading and quantitative
equity businesses. Earlier in his career, he spent more than a decade on the buy-side (most notably BGI and Winton) building quant stock-selection models and managing global market neutral equity portfolios.
Before that, Michael was a Financial Econometrics lecturer at City University (CASS) Business School in London. He has a wide range of academic, peer-reviewed and practitioner journal and book publications on
a host of finance topics, as well as numerous presentations in global quant and industry conferences.
Michael received a bachelor's degree in Economics & Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, a master's degree in Finance and a PhD in Behavioural Finance from City University (CASS) Business School in London.