Stuart Aylward

COO & Co-Head of Real Estate Finance

Stuart Aylward has 21 years of experience in the financial and capital markets with tenures at major Japanese, German and US investment banks with residences in Asia, Europe and the US. Mr. Aylward established the Structured Finance of Met Zurich LLP and is the Company’s Chief Operating Officer & Co-Head of Real Estate Finance providing capital solutions for its clients. Prior to joining Met Zurich LLP Mr. Aylward was a Director and debt origination & syndication specialist for Wells Fargo Securities International Limited within their European Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate team in London. Mr. Aylward has experience in raising public and private capital in $’s, €’s, £ & ¥ for Financial Institutions, Corporates, Sovereigns, Agencies and Supranationals. Distribution experience covers both institutional and retail investors in the US, Europe and Asia.  Product knowledge is diverse and spans the capital stack from senior plain vanilla public offerings to heavily structured and subordinated transactions, corporate loans to High Yield and ABS. Issuer experience has ranged from AAA to single B (& unrated), multinational public companies to privately owned firms. Mr. Aylward worked at WestLB as an Executive Director in London for 8 years with a 3 year spell in New York working on USPP’s. Prior to that Mr. Aylward spent 3 years working for Daiwa Capital Markets Europe. Mr. Aylward received a B.A. Honours degree from Napier University in Edinburgh (Scotland).