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Global Head of Quantitative Execution Services at Goldman Sachs
Michael is global head of Quantitative Execution Services, including Execution Research, as well as co-head of Global Execution Solutions. He also has responsibility for Transition Management. As part of his roles, Michael 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. He manages a number of teams globally, spanning algorithmic research, portfolio quants, client solutions, analytics and quantitative content generation. Michael 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 centralization 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 lecturer in Financial Econometrics at Sir John Cass Business School in the City of 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 earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and 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.