Matthew has over 23 years of experience in lending and joins the specialist lender from Man Global Private Markets, where he spent six years as a portfolio manager and head of the European real estate debt investment team.
During this time, Matthew was responsible for managing a real estate-backed bond fund as well as launching, investing and managing European residential and commercial real estate private debt strategies.
Prior to this, Matthew held roles at Depfa Bank, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase and UBS.
At Octopus, Matthew will report directly to CEO Mario Berti and will be responsible for attracting funding as part of the lender’s ambition to grow its residential, BTL, bridging and commercial loan books through sourcing additional third-party capital, predominately through debt financing.
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“Octopus Property’s reputation as a leading and entrepreneurial performer in the market as well as its strong growth prospects made my decision to join the business an easy one,” said Matthew.
“I am glad to have joined during this exciting period and I look forward to working with Mario and the team to help realise the business’s growth ambitions.”
Mario added that Matthew’s proven track record in lending, fixed income and securitisation provided the lender with an opportunity to leverage his deep expertise of the sector to further enable Octopus Property’s goals.
“We are fully confident in his ability to navigate the asset financing market and we believe his experience will be invaluable in enhancing our ability to source additional financing.
“We are excited to have him join our first-class team and look forward to working with him to deliver on our target of becoming the leading provider of specialist finance in the UK.”