Before being hired at Investcafe, Mikhail headed the Center for Economic Research at the Synergy University which trained bank field analysts. Currently, he is a professor at the Synergy University. Mikhail worked for OTP Bank as a market risks assessor and financial institutions analyst. He graduated from the Synergy University (former Moscow Academy of Industry and Finance) with academic honors holding a degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics. In 2009, Mikhail Kuzmin was given the "Young Talent of Russia - Charoite Star" award. He is also an author of several scientific articles. His research interests include financial analysis, credit companies efficiency, and monetary policy.