Michael Cunningham | KPMG | AU

Michael Cunningham

Partner, Financial Risk Management

KPMG Australia

Michael is a Partner in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management practice. He previously held Chief Risk Officer, Treasurer and Market Risk Management roles with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Westpac in Australia and Asia. Michael has a broad knowledge of enterprise risk management, with particular emphasis on treasury, balance sheet, ALM practices – interest rate and FX risk, liquidity risk, funds transfer pricing, conduct risk and regulatory requirements, including OTC derivatives reform. Michael is currently assisting a number of Australian banks with their regulatory investigations for financial benchmark manipulation; analysing and interpreting behaviours and conversations, and contextualising for bank management and their internal and external legal counsel.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Capital Markets Equity Trading Financial Risk Management Financial Services Financial regulatory reform Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Consulting Risk Management Transformation

Education and qualifications

  • Masters of Applied Finance, Macquarie University

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney

  • Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance, University of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets, AFMA

  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (RG146), Monarch Institute


  • Accredited Individual, Australian Financial Markets Association

  • Specialist IFRS Accreditation, Financial Instruments

  • RG 146 Licenced Financial Planner

Professional involvement

  • Affiliate, Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand

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