Josh Matthews

Maseco Private Wealth

Managing Partner

Josh is a Managing Partner and co-founder of MASECO Private Wealth.  He began his financial career at Salomon Smith Barney in New York as a Financial Advisor and moved with them to London in 2001 where he started the US Ex-pat Team with James Sellon.  In 2008, he co-founded MASECO Private Wealth in the UK, followed in subsequent years by MASECO Switzerland and MASECO Asia in Hong Kong.  Josh is also a seasoned expert in alternate credit and is the architect of the award winning MASECO asset management multi-strategy Alternative Credit Fund. Over the course of his career, Josh was awarded the International Private Bank Outstanding Young Private Banker Award and has been a City Wealth Leader for many years.  He is an internationally ​recognised speaker and has spoken at notable conferences in New York, Singapore and London.  Josh also contributes regularly as a subject matter expert to wealth management forums and roundtable discussions and is regularly featured in industry magazines and newspapers, in addition to writing industry columns himself.  Josh believes companies play an important part in our society and spearheaded MASECO’s efforts to become the first B Corporation in the UK in financial services and is a UK Founding Member of B Corp.

Event Sessions Featuring Josh Matthews

Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative Credit ‐ Round Table Discussion

London Summit 2018 - Monday 26 March 2018

  • The 22-strong roundtable discussed various aspects of opportunities in the non-bank lending space including the opportunities in SME lending, the maturity of the market and the sustainability of some platforms' business models and the need for greater transparency.
  • Christian Gut, manager of the P2P lending Fund, said investors need to fully understand track records of managers/funds and of how loans are performing. He said it is “really hard to understand” like-for-like comparisons when platform are changing underwriting models.  “Every country and platform is doing things in different ways. The industry should decide a certain level of credit and risk that should exist across the aboard,” he said.
  • Maseco’s Matthews added that niches are well suited to alternative credit but  “you can’t throw a lot of money” at them as this would harm yields.
  • RM’s Nicholl’s said that trust in the sector could be improved by third party audits leading to more capital into the sector.
  • AltFi Data’s Fekete added that lenders are showing more and more interest in having their data assessed and compared on a like-for-like basis. That is a vital part of the maturation of the sector, he said.


Mapping out the Alternative Credit universe of funds

Income Opportunities in Alternative Credit - Edinburgh - Tuesday 6 June 2017

Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative credit

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - Thursday 30 March 2017

Articles By Josh Matthews

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