Matthew Huxham is a Principal with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Prior to joining CPI, Matthew was a lead analyst in the EMEA Utilities team at Moody’s, where he was responsible for credit ratings and research for a portfolio of UK and Irish power, gas and water utilities. Before that, Matthew was a senior advisor to the UK Government as it sought to design and implement a major restructuring of the British electricity market to attract new, cheaper capital into renewables and nuclear projects.
Matthew is a qualified accountant and energy finance specialist with more than 10 years’ experience working in professional services, policy and a range of finance roles on the EMEA region but also covering the US and some large emerging markets. He has Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford (in Russian and Linguistics) and from the University College London (in Modern History).At CPI, Matthew is based in the London office, where he leads the group’s stranded assets programme, which is currently focused on South Africa and other major coal exporters. He is also leading the development of a new strategy relating to the disclosure of physical climate and transition risks, and new market-based risk-management strategies. Matthew has also led or contributed to the following: analysis on the impact of policy on the cost of capital for renewable energy projects (Germany, the UK, Iberia, France, Nordics); the design of new investment vehicles for institutional investors in renewable energy (US, UK and Eurozone); a strategic engagement on the decarbonisation of the European cement industry and advisory services for a US energy regulator on procurement models for the cost of offshore wind.