Michael specialises in AML and international regulatory sanction, and has significant experience in legal and corporate services, asset management, and private equity funds. He has extensive knowledge in implementing fund compliance infrastructure, which covers investor reporting, operational due diligence, legal and regulatory compliance regimes, AML compliance and know-your-client procedures, and managing the related processes and controls.
Prior to joining Ogier in 2021, Michael was the vice president of legal and compliance for SPDB International Holdings Limited (the offshore investment banking arm of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank), where he specialised in asset management compliance and AML/CFT. He had also worked in the asset management and AML compliance functions at various financial institutions, an offshore law firm and a professional services provider.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Minor in Commerce from the University of British Columbia. He holds the ICA’s International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and is a Member of the International Compliance Association (MICA). Michael is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI).