Investment Consulting Services

With over 26 years of investment and wealth management experience Michael has taken the opportunity to launch his own investment consulting business.

Along with his very broad investment management experience, Michael has a strong background in investment governance. His investment activities having been undertaken within a variety of risk and compliance environments and regulatory settings.

He is looking to partner and collaborate with likeminded investors and financial service providers.

MJ Gray Consulting

MJ Gray Consulting Limited is a New Zealand-based wholesale investment advisory business, providing well researched, independent, and tailored investment solutions for clients.

What We Do

  • Investment Governance e.g. roles and responsibility, processes, documentation
  • Portfolio Design – strategic asset allocations and individual asset class strategies
  • Manager Selection and Due Diligence
  • Investment Committee participation
  • Dynamic Asset Allocation
  • ETF Research
  • Review and monitoring
  • Independent research reviews for Governance committees

Past Experiences

Head of Investment Strategy
(2007 – 2013)

After an extensive and successful 14-year career in the New Zealand’s funds management industry, including Portfolio Management roles for some of NZ’s leading wealth management, insurers, and banks, Michael was headhunted by CommInsure in 2007 as Head of Investment Strategy. The initial focus of this role was on the restructure and enhancement of the underperforming $14b investment portfolios. This was achieved via manager selection, asset allocation, introduction of dynamic asset allocation and portfolio risk management approaches, including the implementation of more advanced portfolio construction techniques such as liability driven investing (LDI).

Michael also initiated and implemented CommInsure’s responsible investing approach. This involved becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI) in 2009, the business then featured as a best practice case study for the UN PRI 2010 Report on Progress.  Michael featured in a book on Sustainable Investing in 2012.

Investment Manager
(2013 – 2015)
After six years with CommInsure, Michael moved to Suncorp as Investment Manager. In this role he was responsible for the performance of Suncorp’s General Insurance asset portfolios and Shareholder Funds for Australia and New Zealand (Vero and AAI) (A$15 billion in assets). 

Michael also provided investment advice to Executive Management and Boards covering Strategic Asset Allocation, development of investment philosophy, investment objectives, risk management limits, fixed interest mandate design, market risk factors, and asset class investment strategies.

Senior Portfolio Manager
(2015 – 2020)
Michael moved back to NZ for family reasons, taking on a Senior Portfolio Manager role with Caliber Investments, a boutique outsourcing chief investment officer (OCIO).  

Michael advised clients in determining investment objectives, SIPO limits, and manager selection.  He documented and maintained client investment governance frameworks for their Managed Investment Scheme (MIS) License.