Meet the MHW team...
Matthew spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley where he set up the bank's European structured finance business. Under his leadership, the business grew to a team of 26 professionals with annual revenues over $250MM. Before founding MHW, Matthew advised the Lloyds Bank Group on resolving some of the post-financial challenges. In addition to his role at MHW, Matthew is a senior advisor to specialist financial services company, AgFe. Matthew is a qualified solicitor with over five years’ experience at City law firm, Freshfields.
Andrew has extensive experience of structuring and arranging credit transactions between banks and insurers. Before joining MHW in 2018, Andrew spent 7 years at Willis Towers Watson where he was Head of Structured Finance. Prior to this Andrew spent 9 years at Dresdner Kleinwort and Swiss Re. Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor with over five years’ experience at Deloitte and KPMG.
David has spent over 25 years in the upstream oil and gas business in a broad range of business development, executive management and advisory roles and in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the FSU. His career began with Conoco / ConocoPhillips in downstream, chemicals and then upstream; and subsequently he became Director of AlphexOne providing asset and corporate advisory services to upstream oil and gas companies and financial investors. He is a licensed engineer and post-graduate in business, finance and law.
Ambra is a structuring specialist with experience in all areas of structuring financing solutions including legal, risk analysis and modelling, pricing, marketing, tax and accounting. She has worked with financial institutions and oil companies, and with the fund management industry. Prior to MHW Ambra worked for over eleven years at Morgan Stanley in a range of roles including debt capital markets, structured finance, and equity derivatives. She has a Bachelor's degree in economics, a Masters degree in finance and speaks four languages.
Jim has over 25 years of senior management experience in Sales, Trading and Research specialising in Fixed Income, Derivatives and Asset and Liability Management with Security Pacific, Paribas, First Chicago, UBS and Morgan Stanley. More recently he has acted as a senior advisor to Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG and Morgan Stanley on doing business with UK Life Insurance Companies. He has an MSc in Business Administration from the London Business School and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Durham.
Isabel is a senior advisor to MHW. She has over 25 years' experience in oil trading and risk management, working with Shell, Morgan Stanley, Standard Bank and the InterContinental Exchange. For the last decade she has been an advisor to the world's leading oil producers and refiners, working on a wide range of projects. She is an oil markets specialist with a long standing, global client base. Isabel has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from New College, University of Oxford.
Thomas has 20+ years experience in originating, structuring and managing multimillion-dollar structured trade and commodity finance deals across established and emerging markets, and producing record after-risk profits with billions of dollars in assets. At WestLB, where he worked for almost 15 years, Thomas led a team of 29 commodity finance professionals over 5 locations globally. Before WestLB he was with BHF-BANK. Thomas has a Diploma and holds an PhD on Economics, both from Albert-Ludwigs-Unversity, Freiburg (Germany).