Michael Blum is a Group Managing Director and Head of UBS's Wealth Management Americas Banking Group.
As Head of the Wealth Management Americas Banking Group, 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 WMA financial advisors and clients access to its growing network of specialty lending partners including providers of private aircraft finance, art lending and small business loans.
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. 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 holds a BA from Emory University and a JD with Honors from George Washington University's National Law Center. He is a member of the Emory College Alumni Board.