Michael Murray has over 20 years experience in Corporate Banking, in the City of London and the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin.
For ten years through the 1990s Michael headed up various lending units within Bank of Ireland International Finance where he was responsible, initially, for establishing an international lending team to build a portfolio of bilateral and syndicated loans to UK and European corporates, as well as a portfolio of asset swaps, FRNs, and securitised assets. For five years he headed up a team responsible for all Bank of Ireland’s overseas MBO funding and other leveraged lending as well as for its UK investment and development property lending activities from the IFSC.
After graduating with an economics degree in 1977, Michael began his banking career with Foir Teoranta in Dublin before moving to London in 1978 to join the Credit Department in Bankers Trust Company. He subsequently spent nearly ten years with AIB Capital Markets in London where he led teams with responsibility for all aspects of relationship banking and credit assessment for UK mid-market corporates and finance companies, involving a wide range of corporate lending and corporate treasury products including revolving credits, term loans, structured finance, asset finance, F/X and interest rate hedging products. Since leaving banking in 2002 Michael spent several years in financial training, followed by5 years as an advisor to the EU Internal Markets Commissioner on financial services, banking and securities markets issues. He is now involved in equity investment research, writes a weekly newspaper column on both Irish and international investment opportunities, and is a non-executive director of the Housing Finance Agency.