Gambit Corporate Finance

The Team

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

Executive

Where did your interest in Corporate Finance begin?

The world of business & finance has long been an interest of mine. I followed this through my studies and graduated from Cardiff University Business School in the Summer of 2014, gaining a 2:1 in BSc Business Management. After Graduating, I joined a Graduate Scheme, which offered placements at an array of companies operating in the finance sector in Wales. Through this scheme, I joined the global Insurance company Atradius, where I spent two years based in Cardiff. This then led to an internal move to work in the City of London Insurance Market as a Structured Credit & Political Risk Underwriter in 2016. I spent three years in this role, dissecting & underwriting complex Trade Finance structures & solutions, protecting blue chip corporates, trading houses and financial institutions from non-payment/non-performance risk. This path gave me multiple touchpoints with the Corporate Finance world, and it became clear to me that this was a discipline that I was keen to get involved in. It is an increasingly vibrant sector and it provides a natural transition for me to further develop and grow.

When did you join Gambit?

I joined Gambit in July 2019. The opportunity to work with a prestigious, experienced and award winning team is something I was keen to pursue.

What might people not know about you? 

Together with a group of graduates, I helped organise the inaugural Welsh Financial Services Conference in Cardiff. This is something that I am very proud of and the event was a fantastic success, with many reputable speakers and companies in attendance. I have also acted as an ambassador for careers in Finance to Welsh students by visiting local Secondary schools, promoting opportunities in the sector. I also hold a Diploma in Professional Marketing from CIM. Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf and have a keen interest in football.  I am also self-taught at guitar and read as much as possible.