It’s a misconception that socially responsible investing (SRI) entails sacrificing performance. Michael's firm Aquarius Financial helps individuals, businesses and organizations stay true to their principles through investing in companies with positive impact on our world.
Aquarius Financial supports mission-driven organizations by providing options for employees to invest in companies with a high degree of corporate integrity. Michael calls it Greening Your 401(k).
In partnership with GYST (gyst-ink.com), an artist-run company providing career development products and services for artists, Michael offers financial planning and health insurance workshops for artists & entrepreneurs. These educational events are held at galleries, non-profits and schools in the Los Angeles area.
An Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Michael holds a Master’s in Music Theory and Composition from Cal State University, Fullerton. He is a board member of Side Street Projects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors.
He lives in Los Angeles with artist Mara Lonner and their two rescue dogs, Nancy & Henry. Michael likes to swim and make noise with friends using his re-issue Fender Jaguar, a Boss DX-700 multi-fx box and Echoplex Digital Pro.