Matthew Saal

Matthew Saal

Senior Manager, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Matthew is a Senior Manager in the Local Currency and Capital Markets Development initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He previously covered banks, non-bank financial institutions, and equity funds as sector coordinator for financial institutions in the Office of the Chief Economist.

Matthew contributed to initiatives on mobile money and SME finance as part of broader financial infrastructure and financial access investment program, and continues to be involved in sourcing and vetting potential financial technology investments. Prior to joining EBRD in 2010, Matthew worked in emerging markets finance, private equity, venture capital, strategy and business development, consulting, and international economics, and has had a longstanding focus on financial services and financial technology: Prior to joining EBRD in 2010, Matthew worked in emerging markets finance, private equity, venture capital, strategy and business development, consulting, and international economics, and has had a longstanding focus on financial services and financial technology: Automated valuation and portfolio optimization systems at Morgan Stanley, Strategy consulting, including technology strategy and payments infrastructure for global banks. Strategy and business development for a fintech startup focused on accounts payable/accounts receivable information management with view to securitization.

Co-inventor of patented business processes. Venture development at LabMorgan, JPMorgan’s efinancial services venture arm Private equity fund focused on emerging markets banks, looking to drive product innovation to deliver financial access Advisory board of a mobile payments company in Uganda. Matthew has written on banking, macroeconomic policy, financial systems structure, trade, and monetary policy instruments. He holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. He is enthusiastic about helping to build companies and change lives through the development and deployment of new financial products and services.