Michael Blum is a Group Managing Director and Head of Banking Group, Wealth Management USA.
In this role, Michael oversees its principal businesses including lending, residential mortgage origination and trading, client accounts and credit cards. He also serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for UBS Bank USA. In addition, his business provides Wealth Management USA's Financial Advisors and clients access to its growing network of specialty lending partners including providers of private aircraft finance, art lending, small business loans, commercial real estate financing, and middle market lending.
Michael has more than 20 years' experience across a wide range of strategic, advisory, trading, capital markets and principal investment roles. He served as President and CEO of Orix USA Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a global provider of financial services headquartered in Tokyo (NYSE:IX). Prior to Orix, Michael worked at Merrill Lynch for 16 years in a variety of senior banking, capital markets, trading and principal transaction positions globally, culminating as Head of Global Structured Finance & Investments.
Michael graduated from Emory University in 1986 and received a Juris Doctor degree with Honors from George Washington University's National Law Center in 1989. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Emory College of Arts and Sciences.