Michael J. Baek has more than 29 years of structured finance and capital markets experience, and a strong background in related accounting, regulatory and tax matters.
Mr. Baek is a Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at FPCM and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Baek joined FPCM in 2004 and additionally oversees the firm’s structured and alternative investment business.
Prior to joining FPCM, Mr. Baek was a Managing Director at Zurich Capital Markets. While at ZCM, Mr. Baek was responsible for new product development and securitization activities including the development of its collateralized fund obligation program.
Prior to joining ZCM, Mr. Baek was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Inc. where he was responsible for principal finance activities covering financial institutions. In addition, Mr. Baek was responsible for advising financial institutions on various fixed income and capital markets strategies including structured finance and asset securitization, balance sheet and capital management, derivatives strategies and accounting / regulatory developments.
Preceding his time at Lehman, Mr. Baek worked at TMG Financial Products where he was responsible for structured products marketing. Prior to TMG, Mr. Baek worked at Goldman Sachs & Co where he was a fixed income strategist.
Mr. Baek earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University.