Mathew joined Capstone in 2016 as an analyst on the London financial services team. At Capstone, Mathew has worked on a wide variety of topics in the European and UK financial services space, including bank capital requirements (e.g. the “Basel 4” rulemaking process), competition and innovation in payments (PSD2), UK challenger banks and the European nonperforming loan (NPL) market. Prior to joining Capstone, he spent 10 years as an equity analyst focused on the financial services sector. Mathew spent five-and-a-half years as a senior banks analyst and trader at Abaco Asset Management LLP, a market-neutral hedge fund dedicated to investing in the financial sector that had a European bias and consisted of long/short equity positions. Previously, Mathew gained four-and-a-half years of experience in equity research on the sell-side as a banks analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Ltd. (KBW), a boutique investment bank specializing in the financial services sector, where he mainly covered Southern European banks. He received a dual honors degree in Economics and History from Bristol University. He lives in London.