Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards

Formal First Name

Michael Edwards is Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers. He brings significant experience in risk optimization, portfolio management, and firm leadership to the firm. He also manages a new thematic opportunities strategy at Weiss. Prior to this, Edwards was a Partner at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, where he also served as Head of the U.S. business and Head of Global Event-Driven Strategies. He has also spent six years at D.E. Shaw & Co, where he co-managed the firm’s Risk Arbitrage and Event-Driven sub-strategies and oversaw its Pan-Asian Special Situations business.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Edwards began his career as an M&A banker in Credit Suisse, where he advised on a broad range of transactions with a particular focus on cross-border situations.
  • He received the Lt. John A. Larkin Prize in Political Economy.
  • He is a Mandarin speaker.