MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2015
Areas of Interest: Wealth and Portfolio Management, Securities
Michael Gately graduated from The University of Michigan in 2012 with a B.S., majoring in Mathematical Finance and Economics and minoring in Computer Science. In recognition of his prior academic achievements, he was awarded a 75% academic scholarship to attend Michigan. Michael’s studies at Michigan have allowed him to achieve an intrinsic understanding of the fundamental concepts and theory behind financial markets and their operations. Michael hopes to apply this understanding to his current studies in financial engineering at Cornell University, where he expects to gain an advanced knowledge of optimization and modeling as it applies to financial instruments.
By using his skills learned at Cornell and Michigan, Michael was able to secure an internship a Transmarket Group, a small proprietary trading firm. Over the course of the internship Michael not only learned how to apply his skills obtained from school to the work environment, but also invaluable skills and lesson that an academic environment can not teach. Following graduation, Michael aspires to combine his quantitative and theoretical knowledge of financial markets and their instruments with his previous experience at Transmarket Group in order to propel himself into a role with long-term leadership potential in asset management.
In his spare time, Michael maintains an active lifestyle including such undertakings as running a marathon and backpacking across South America and Europe. Michael also enjoys volunteering at various communal organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and participating in Men’s Ice Hockey. In his down time, Michael enjoys reading biographies while trying new teas.