The Team

Funds Europe is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience in reporting on the European fund markets stretching back over many years.
Nick Fitzpatrick, Group Editor
Nick_FitzpatrickNick 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.
Benjamin David, Deputy Editor
Benjamin_DavidBenjamin joined Funds Europe in July 2022. Benjamin has been an editor, writer and marketing expert for various online and print magazines for over seven years and has experience in report and news writing, marketing analysis, digital content strategies, website development, sales and publishing.
Laraib Shahid, Journalist
Laraib_ShahidLaraib joined Funds Europe in August 2022 as a financial journalist. Laraib recently completed her postgraduate degree in International Journalism. Alongside her academic career, Laraib worked at various news outlets attaining experience in news writing, digital, video and photojournalism.
Piyasi Mitra, Journalist
Piyasi_MitraPiyasi joined Funds Europe in October 2022. A former features writer, copy editor and journalist with The Times of India, she has written articles for various print publications and digital platforms for over eight years. Piyasi has a master’s degree in applied psychology.
David Wright, Head of Business Development
David_Wright2David 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.
Alex Lemm, Senior Associate Director, Business Development
Alex_LemmAlex joined Funds Europe in January 2020 and is focussed on business development, commercial strategy and client relationship management. Alex has 10+ years of experience in helping steer regional sales & marketing strategy, product development and project management in start-ups and FTSE-listed media and events businesses within the financial services sector. He is lucky to have worked in both London and internationally, including, most recently, Hong Kong with Euromoney / Institutional Investor.
Steve Dimitrov, Associate Director, Head of Digital
Steve_DimitrovSteve has been with Funds Europe since January 2011. He’s an experienced digital professional with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Project Management, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Design, and Email Marketing. Strong media and communication professional with an MSc focused in IT from Technical University of Gabrovo.
Michael Fennessy, Associate Director, Publications & Digital
Michael_FennesyMichael joined Funds Europe in February 2013 as a database administrator. He is now responsible for the overall digital marketing and audience strategy for Funds Europe and associated titles.
Kasia Stawirej-Brzezinski, Ad Operations Executive
Kasia_StawirejBrzezinskiKasia joined Funds Europe in January 2021. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of Funds Europe’s sales activity by providing planning, materials and support for all elements including print, digital and events sold by the Funds Europe sales team. Kasia previously worked in events industry delivering awards gala dinners, conferences, roundtables, sports tournaments and mobile technology studios.
Carolina Ribeiro, Digital Production Executive
Carol_RibeiroCarolina joined Funds Europe in July 2022. Skilled in social media management (SMM), search engine optimization (SEO) and content creation, Carol brings digital knowledge to help the company transition to the digital world. Carol has spent the past few years building strong and reliable social media content for different companies.

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:
  • Robert Parker, Credit Suisse Asset Management, London
  • Todd Ruppert, RTR International, London & Baltimore
  • Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, Incipit, Brussels
THE PUBLISHER

Funds Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Punter Southall Aspire.

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