Michael has 25 plus years experience in the financial markets service industry in the developed and Emerging Markets in both New York and London. His experience crosses fixed income, as well as equities. He was most recently the COO for the RBS Emerging Markets Latin American business focusing on foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives and credit markets, cash, as well as derivatives. His responsibilities included developing and implementing the strategic direction, as well as the day-to-day operations of the business for both trading and sales.
Throughout his career he has held various roles with a strong emphasis on controls and maximizing operating efficiencies in large multinational financial institutions. Prior to RBS, he worked for Zurich Capital Markets in their Structured Transactions team. His responsibilities included product development, marketing to institutional clients, as well as ongoing risk management of the portfolio of transactions.
From 1986 to 2001, he worked at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank via the merger in several roles in New York and London. His last role at this financial institution was the business manager for their cross asset structured products business. Michael holds a Masters of Business Administration, Economics from Pace University and a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.