|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 and Co-Publisher|
|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.|
|Benjamin David, Deputy Editor|
|Benjamin 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.|
|Piyasi Mitra, Journalist|
|Piyasi 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 and Co-Publisher|
|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.|
|Alex Lemm, Senior Associate Director, Business Development|
|Alex 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 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 joined Funds Europe in February 2013 as a database administrator. He is now responsible for the overall digital marketing and audience data strategy for Funds Europe and associated titles.|
|Kasia Stawirej-Brzezinski, Ad Operations Executive|
|Kasia 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 the events industry delivering awards gala dinners, conferences, roundtables, sports tournaments and mobile technology studios.|
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:
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