Mayad has previously negotiated and structured debt on commercial and residential real estate transactions totalling in excess of £6bn.
Mayad has also previously worked at a hedge fund, FGS Capital where he created the start-up hedge fund’s trading platform and the infrastructure for the firm’s quantitative stock picking models.
He has also acted as an industry Expert Witness in interest rate and inflation swap litigation cases. Mayad has been quoted on numerous occasions as a Derivatives Expert in Bloomberg, Reuters and Property Week.
Mayad has also provided technical quantitative research to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.
Mayad was active in the initial stages of property derivatives development in the UK and participated in various forums on the subject.
Mayad is also an assistant portfolio manager for a High Net Worth Family Office. In this capacity he analyses the viability of real estate investments, assists with debt financing and handles the portfolio’s hedging requirements. He is involved in the on-going asset management of the portfolio, including adding value through planning gain, lease restructuring with tenants and overseeing the managing agents of numerous shopping centres in the UK and Middle East.
He received his CFA in 2006 and has an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University.