The Team

Funds Europe, published by Funds Europe Limited, is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience of reporting on the European fund markets stretching back over many years.
Nick Fitzpatrick, Editor
Nick-Fitzpatrick Nick became editor of Funds Europe in May 2007, having previously been deputy editor on another financial title. He has spent seven years in financial journalism – most of that at FTBusiness – and three years in general news. He also worked as a researcher on the book ‘Great Parliamentary Scandals’ by Matthew Parris. He has a degree in Spanish and spent one year studying at the University of Havana.
Fiona Rintoul, Editorial Director
fiona_2009_1.jpg Fiona was editor of Funds Europe from its inception until June 2005 and is now Editorial Director. A financial journalist specialising in the international investment fund markets, she has 14 years experience of financial publishing and has contributed to personal finance and professional publications in the UK and Germany. Before establishing Funds Europe, she edited a quarterly European fund management journal; at Lipper Limited, she was in charge of European publications.
David Stevenson, Deputy Editor
David Stevenson David joined Funds Europe in January 2015 having spent years as both a financial and legal journalist. He has worked at Euromoney and was most recently senior reporter on Legal Business. He has a degree in history, a post-graduate diploma in law and in his spare time plays guitar in bands.
George Mitton, Senior Staff Writer
George Motton-new George joined Funds Europe in March 2011 having previously been assistant editor of StrategyEye, a web publication covering internet and technology news. A politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) graduate from Oxford University, he writes about music and travel in his spare time and occasionally performs as a DJ. He is based in Dubai, where he edits our Middle East magazine, Funds Global Mena, in addition to his duties with Funds Europe.
Alan Chalmers, Publisher
chalmers_jan10.jpg Alan is a qualified chartered accountant, involved in publishing for 20 years. He co-founded Funds Europe in 2002 while he was managing director of Union Press Limited from 2001 until 2007. He was managing director of Harper Trade Journals Limited for five years from 1996. Previously he was commercial adviser to Lipper Analytical Europe, publisher of The European Fund Directory, and a director of Professional and Business Information Plc, publisher of the UK Fund Industry Directory.
David Wright, Head of Business Development
David_Wright2 David has been involved in the media industry for over 20 years having previously held positions with Nielsen Business Media, Trinity Mirror and Reed Elsevier. He has been involved with a number of financial companies and has covered on-line media, recruitment, display and sponsorship marketing. He was previously the Advertising Director of The Bookseller, the UK’s leading publication for the publishing industry.
Steve Dimitrov, Web Manager
Steve-Dimitrov Steve joined Funds Europe in January 2011 after having worked as a business services assistant at the Executive Offices Group. Prior to that he managed a number of London bars and restaurants. Steve has a master’s degree in Computer Systems & Technologies.
Michael Fennessy, Circulation Manager
Michael Fennessy Michael joined Funds Europe in February 2013 and is responsible for maintaining and updating our subscriptions and readership records. An important part of Michael's work is ensuring that our readership profile meets the exacting standards of annual audit by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).
Paula Towner, Editorial & Events Co-ordinator
Paula Towner Paula has been with Funds Europe since April 2014. She previously worked at King’s College London in the Alumni & Supporter Relations Office, helping to organise events and raise funds for the college. Prior to this she worked at Lipper for six years as an Office & Marketing Assistant. She’s also worked in various other administration roles in both the Private and Charity sectors.

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Funds Europe has an Editorial Advisory Board of industry professionals drawn from different areas of the business and different European geographies. Members are invited on to the board for an initial period of twelve months. The current members of Funds Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board are:
  • Penelope Biggs, Northern Trust, London
  • Nadine Chakar, BNY Mellon, New York
  • Peter Elam Håkansson, East Capital, Stockholm
  • Robert Parker, Credit Suisse Asset Management, London  
  • Todd Ruppert, RTR International, London & Baltimore
  • Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, Incipit, Brussels
Funds Europe is published by Funds Europe Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Research and Events Ltd.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.