Michael Gallagher

Managing Director, Head of Australia

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Michael Gallagher has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry including more than 15 years in the alternative funds management industry.

Mr Gallagher is Head of AIMA Australia.  He is Chair of Australian Students Asset Management & Deputy Chair of the Alternative Future Foundation (Hedge Funds Rock). Prior to joining AIMA, Mr Gallagher was co-founder and CEO of Kima Capital Management, an Australian & Hong Kong based fund manager.  Mr Gallagher has also held positions as Head of Australasian Equities for Rand Merchant Bank, overseeing the Asian proprietary trading, fund of funds, ETFs and structured products divisions. 

Mr Gallagher also has extensive experience in structured equity products and derivatives having been a director of Macquarie Bank based in Australia, South Africa & the UK.  Mr Gallagher holds a BComm (UNSW) in Econometrics and Finance.