Matt is co-founder of the Lonsdale Portfolios division and is responsible for the development of the referral network platform within Newport Private Wealth. Matt first joined Newport Private Wealth in 2002 in the firm's investment banking and private equity group, obtaining the CFA designation in 2004. In 2007, he was recruited by one of the firm's real estate clients to develop an institutional structured products group and stayed there until 2011 before returning to develop the Lonsdale Portfolios division. He also consults to commercial real estate and private equity-backed firms on capital raising initiatives and is a Director for ICM VI Realty Trust. Matt also sits as a Director and Vice Chair of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada.