Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the field of banking advisory and risk management. Before joining KPMG, he gained experience in academia and strategy consulting. During his time in academia he focused on credit risk modeling, derivative valuation as well as modeling of dependence structures in credit portfolios where he also published article in well-known international journals. His projects focus on developing measurement and management approaches, especially for credit, interest rate and liquidity risk. His project experience covers topics related to introduction of Basel II and III standards for banks, capital management and optimization, improvement of bank´s risk management processes, development and improvement of target operating models for Treasury and Risk management functions as well as design and implementation of internal funds transfer pricing schemes and risk-based pricing approaches. Additionally, he has experience in restructuring of banks, operational efficiency topics, design of management reporting and margin optimization.