INTRODUCTION Michael began his financial markets career in 1986 on the Financial Engineering desk at Yamaichi International, then one of the so-called ‘Big Four’ Japanese securities houses. The desk was mainly responsible for designing, structuring and swapping vanilla and structured bond issues for European clients. He then moved to a coverage role, predominantly in the UK and Eire, with responsibility for some of the more technically demanding clients, including the Bank of England and the European Investment Bank. He greatly expanded the volume of deals done, including a government, major banks, building societies and corporates. The role also involved working on UK privatisations and with the bank and fund management arm. EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS Michaels holds a degree in History and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the Dept of Education from Cambridge University. He is the author of a textbook on credit derivatives (Credit Derivatives Workbook, Euromoney, 2004). He is an Associate with Moody’s. AREAS OF EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE Michael is an experienced financial trainer with a background in the financial markets, originally in the Fixed Income and Derivatives space. Over the years he have extended his knowledge to include risk management and regulation. Michael spends a considerable amount of time keeping up to date on developments in finance and the economy. He has been delivering training across a wide spectrum of financial markets and in risk management and regulation since 1999, at up to senior management level globally, his clients comprising mainly the top tier investment banks, fund managers and insurers. His areas of expertise are capital markets, banking regulation and risk management.