Michael joined Invesco in 1997 as portfolio manager for European equities and was since the formation of the global quantitative investment team in 2003 a director of portfolio management. Michael was appointed Head of Research in 2015. He also serves as a member of IQS's management team responsible for strategic planning and direction. He began his investment career in 1991 with Commerzbank as analyst in the buy side research for European equities and became deputy head of the quantitative research team in Commerzbank Asset Management. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Reutlingen and Middlesex University, London in 1990 within the Combined European Study Program and a M.S. Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics, London in 1991.