Michael graduated from Cambridge University in 2003 with a degree in Engineering. He then joined the city, initially working for a year in Merrill Lynch designing and building trading systems for the growing credit derivative business. In 2004, Michael moved to the front-office where he traded credit derivatives, firstly at Merrill Lynch and subsequently at Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank. At Commerzbank he ran the exotic credit derivatives desk. Michael left the banking industry in 2010 to set up a consultancy company, which advised on what was at the time, the largest credit-derivatives unwind in the city. Since 2012, Michael has been the CTO at TradingHub, where he is responsible for the engineering platform, the analytics and product delivery.