Michael Ferguson is a Director in the U.S. Energy Infrastructure group at S&P Global Ratings in New York City. He works on the merchant power and midstream energy team, covering a portfolio of project financed power plants, infrastructure assets, and independent power producers. Much of his thought leadership research revolves around environmental regulation and energy policy. Michael joined S&P Global Ratings in December 2011. Previously, he worked as a forensic accounting consultant with FTI Consulting in Washington, DC. He worked on a wide array of cases, ranging from stock option backdating and revenue recognition to embezzlement and ponzi schemes.