Global Conference 2014
Founder and CEO, CQS
Michael Hintze is the founder, CEO and senior investment officer of CQS, one of Europe's leading credit-focused multi-strategy asset management firms. He is also the portfolio manager of the CQS Directional Opportunities Fund. Before establishing CQS in 1999, Hintze held senior roles at Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs. He began his career in finance in 1982 with Salomon Brothers, New York, after working as an electrical design engineer for Civil and Civic Pty Ltd. in Australia and serving in the Australian military. He established the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation in 2005; since then, nearly 200 charities have received funding. Hintze, who is fluent in Russian, holds bachelor's degrees in physics and pure mathematics as well as electrical engineering from the University of Sydney. He also holds an M.S. in acoustics from the University of New South Wales, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales.