McGill University


  • 17+ years of experience in the financial services industry
  • 9+ years as an equity research analyst


Michael Corcoran is a freelance writer, who specializes in making complicated financial topics interesting and comprehensible to those who live and operate in the non-finance world. As a chartered financial analyst with seventeen years of experience in the financial industry, Michael has a deep background in economics, financial markets, and company analysis and valuation. 

Michael worked as an investment research analyst at Lions Gate Capital, a long/short hedge fund where he covered energy, industrials, financials, consumer, and healthcare before moving to Ziff Brothers Investments, where he focused on long-term macro themes like energy, innovation, and demographics.


Michael earned his bachelor's degree in political science from McGill University. He also holds the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Quote from Michael Corcoran

"Many people feel finance is boring and complicated—which is understandable, given the way most financial pieces are written! But it doesn't have to be. I enjoy making difficult financial ideas easy to understand and interesting. And when people find something interesting, it is no longer intimidating."