Michael began his career with Cantor Fitzgerald building the desk covering South African Interest rate derivatives working in both London & Johannesburg. From Johannesburg he returned to London to build an Emerging Market business for GNI (now Man Financial). In 2001 he joined Cedef which at the time owed by Decillion ,in 2004 he tried to MBO Cedef before advising Landsbanki Kepler on the purchase of Cedef to grow their business in Emerging Markets. In 2008 he was part of the 7 strong management team that MBo'd Kepler from Landsbanki during the Iceland crisis. By the time he left Kepler he was Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets and Equity Derivatives business line covering the global Emerging Market space with a front office of 30 brokers. He was a director of Kepler Holding and a member of the Kepler Executive board .