Michael is a portfolio manager in our Asia team and has deep equity investment research experience with a strong track record in establishing new teams, where he believes coaching a defined culture and leveraging diversity are key attributes for success.
Michael joined Martin Currie in 2013 from Naeem Brokerage, Cairo, where he was Managing Director, Regional Head of Research. Prior to that, he was Director, Global Head of Research Delivery with Amba Research – a specialist provider of investment research and analytics support services to global financial institutions. He had previously spent seven years at Société Générale where he held the roles of Director, Head of Asia Telecoms Research in Singapore; and Senior Telecoms Analyst and Head of Regional Telecoms Research based in Bangkok. He began his career at Ernst & Young, before then moving to PwC in Hong Kong.
Michael is a Chartered Accountant (CA). He holds an MA (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Edinburgh.
Micheal is an ex-competitive swimmer, who still can’t resist the lure of the pool. When he is not swimming laps, he is a connoisseur and collector of wines. During his career Michael has lived and worked through a coup (Thailand), a civil war (Sri Lanka) and a revolution (Egypt), each being a challenging and unique situation to experience first-hand.