Michael C. Loch
Chief Compliance Officer
With over three decades of experience in wealth management, Mike Loch has become a pillar at Grant Street Asset Management, deeply valuing a long-term perspective in guiding clients through their financial journeys. As Chief Compliance Officer and Wealth Advisor, Mike brings a wealth of expertise and a steadfast commitment to helping clients achieve enduring success through strategic, thoughtful investment planning.
Mike's philosophy centers on the potency of compound returns and the importance of an asset allocation tailored to provide a stable path toward financial goals. "The most rewarding part of my work has been seeing the long-term strategy come to fruition for our clients," Mike shares, reflecting on the relationships he's nurtured over the years.
At GSAM, his dual role involves navigating the complexities of the regulatory landscape while also contributing to year-end tax planning and reporting. Mike's insight as a member of the Investment Committee is instrumental in shaping strategies that align with evolving financial regulations.
The close-knit, familial culture at Grant Street Asset Management resonates with Mike, particularly the trust and rapport he has built with families across generations. "It's deeply fulfilling to be a trusted advisor to our clients, to be there for them in moments both triumphant and challenging," he notes.
A Duquesne University MBA graduate, Mike's early career at Federated Investors laid the groundwork for his client-centered approach, which he has since refined at GSAM since 1998. The continuity of family names among his clientele is a testament to the trust and confidence they place in his advisory services.
Mike's ethos of leadership and integrity extends beyond his professional life. As an Eagle Scout and member of the National Eagle Scout Association, he champions the timeless values of scouting—leadership, honesty, and diligence—which he believes are as relevant today as ever.
In his role at GSAM, Mike's integrity and dedication shine through. "Navigating the regulatory environment is a complex but vital part of ensuring our client's trust in us," he states. "And in a firm like ours, versatility is key. I take pride in being able to adapt and fulfill multiple roles, always with the client's needs at the forefront."
Mike and his wife are both lifelong Pittsburghers who met at North Catholic High School. They share a love of reading, music, and travel. When not out working in the yard or swimming, Mike is likely to be found snorkeling in the ocean or soaking in the culture and cuisine of his current destination.