Monday, December 11, 2017 - The Metropolitan Club


Michael S. Pak
Managing Director, Institutional Clients
Axia Capital Markets (ACM)

Michael S. Pak, CFA, is a Managing Director at Axia Capital Markets (ACM). Pak joined ACM in 2017 and leads the firm's coverage of institutional clients.

For over 15 years, Pak has held senior positions in global equity research and capital markets. In 2015-16, he was a Senior Advisor for Meriel Partners, a global boutique investment bank, based in Seoul, South Korea; and he was a Managing Director of the Capital Markets Group at JonesTrading Institutional Services in 2014-15, where he formed the maritime transportation and industrials practice in New York. Prior to JonesTrading, Pak was a Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst, covering global shipping at Clarkson Capital Markets (CCM) during 2010-13. He established the US and Asian equity research platforms at CCM. Pak has been recognized by StarMine for earnings accuracy and participates in major shipping industry conferences around the world. He has been frequently quoted on Bloomberg, Reuters, and other media outlets.

During 2007-09, Pak was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the Equity Research Department at Banc of America Securities LLC (BAS), where he covered Shipping, Transportation & Logistics. In 2005-07, he served as a team analyst for BAS Packaging and Paper research team, which ranked #1 on Institutional Investor's "All-America Research Team". Prior to joining BAS, he was a team analyst for the #1 ranked Packaging research group at Citigroup Investment Research, during 2000-05.

Pak, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He earned a B.S. degree in economics from New York University's STERN School of Business and a MBA degree from Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Management. Pak is married and has two children.