Clarus Investments was established by Michael Pearson in 2006. Michael is an experienced director, investor and consultant, and is recognised globally as an expert on innovation in financial services. In a career of over 30 years in financial services and strategy consulting, Michael has:

  • Acted as a director of several financial services companies, and is currently a non-executive director of Tanmeyah, a successful Egyptian microfinance company which is part of EFG Hermes.
  • Advised start-ups, investors and established companies in developed and developing markets on strategy, innovation and all aspects of corporate development.
  • Invested in early-stage innovative companies, with a particular focus on financial services and financial technology.
  • Authored numerous reports on financial services strategy, innovation and best practices for clients such as Efma, a global banking association.

Michael has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has been trained to act as a company director at the Institute of Directors in London. Prior to establishing Clarus Investments in 2006, Michael worked for TSB and Lloyds TSB in a variety of corporate strategy, development and venturing roles, and earlier in his career he worked for LEK Consulting as a strategy consultant. See Michael’s profile on LinkedIn.