Michael Shannon, CFA Co-President and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Michael Shannon is co-president and co-chief investment officer at Westchester Capital Management, LLC, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. Mr. Shannon is also a co-portfolio manager at both Westchester and its affiliate Westchester Capital Partners, LLC. He is a member of Westchester’s investment committee.
Mr. Shannon joined Westchester in 1996 from J.P. Morgan, where he had worked in the firm's corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and equity research departments for eight years. He held the role of director of research at Westchester for nine years and then rejoined the firm in 2006 after two years in the role of senior vice president in charge of mergers and special situations at D.E. Shaw & Co.
Mr. Shannon earned a B.S. in finance from Boston College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder and a member of the New York society of security analysts and the CFA institute. He began working in the investment industry in 1988.