Michael is a veteran Commodity trader and Fund manager, with over 35 years of Industry Experience. He has been based in Singapore since 1984 and is a former Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Singapore chapter www.aima.org . He founded RCMA Asset Management Pte Ltd in 2004 which manages The Merchant Commodity Fund. A fund which grew to a peak AUM of US$2.3 Billion Dollars.
A proprietary commodity trader since starting work in 1982, Michael worked for Cargill for 19 years in a variety of commodity trading and trading management positions.
A UK citizen, Michael was born in St Helens Lancashire and is a director of St Helens Rugby League Football Club. He studied at Exeter College Oxford where he took a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science (Geology).
Michael is an early stage investor in and will be joining the Board of Directors of NR Capital Pte Ltd which has developed a Trade Finance Solution which combines a Fund structure and a Digital trade processing platform. The combination enables investors to participate in a highly scalable Physical Commodity Asset backed trade finance investment opportunity.