Michael Grayson is a Portfolio Manager at First Trust Capital Management (“FTCM”). Michael focuses on FTCM’s event driven and multi-alternative mandates as well as private market platform. He is responsible for the portfolio management duties of the First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF (ticker: MARB). Michael started his career at Vivaldi Asset Management, LLC – an independently owned, boutique alternative investment firm based in Chicago. Vivaldi was predominantly a Multi-Family Office and Advisor to several public (’40-act) alternative products. Michael was dedicated to the firm’s investment management as well as business and product development verticals. Michael holds a B.A. from Colgate University where he studied Political Science and Economics. Michael was also a member of the men’s division I golf team.