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Michael Calvert

Michael Calvert, Analyst

Michael leverages his strong analytical skills to resolve competition and policy problems.

Michael joined our team in early 2023 following the completion of his postgraduate study in economics and finance at the University of Canterbury. In his first year at HoustonKemp, Michael has had extensive market modelling exposure, including several projects related to modelling the wholesale electricity market in the National Electricity Market. This experience enables Michael to elicit and effectively communicate the drivers of intricate market dynamics.

In addition, Michael has assisted in developing substantial quantitative analysis that has been used to inform high stakes decisions in various industries ranging from competition concerns, cost of capital determinations, and personal lending in mediation, arbitration, and class action proceedings.

Michael’s dissertation used econometric techniques to examine whether bank competition leads to efficient capital allocation. He has also completed internships with the Bank of New Zealand’s financial markets team and at Impact Ventures, a New Zealand firm specialising in impact investing advisory and corporate finance. His background in both finance and economics allows Michael to bring a more diverse perspective to our work.

Career path

  • 2020

    Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury

  • 2020-2022

    Teaching Assistant, University of Canterbury

  • 2020-2022

    Research Assistant, University of Canterbury

  • 2021

    Intern Analyst, Impact Ventures

  • 2021

    Financial Markets Intern, Bank of New Zealand

  • 2022

    Master of Commerce in Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury

  • 2023

    Joined HoustonKemp