Matei studied Mathematics and Finance at the University of York. Upon graduation he joined an investment bank trading short-term credit and interest rate derivatives. Having lived and worked in Romania, Germany and France, he found it very easy to adapt to life in London. After a very enjoyable two years he joined Winton Capital, leaving the hustle and bustle of the City behind and moving into the “quiet” world of hedge funds. He is a member of the Chatham House and also attends a few other London based think tanks. Having played water polo at a competitive level he now enjoys playing squash, swimming and attending classical music concerts.