The Team

Funds Europe, is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience of 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.
Fiona Rintoul, Editorial Director
fionaFiona 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.
Romil Patel, International & ESG Editor
Romil_PatelRomil joined Funds Europe in October 2018. A journalist with strong editing and reporting experience in TV, print, online and radio, Romil’s work has been aired by Bloomberg TV and the BBC, and published by the Telegraph, Newsweek Media, the International State Crime Initiative and others.
Alex Rolandi, Assistant Editor
Alex_RolandiPrior to joining Funds Europe in 2019, Alex was based in Barcelona where he was broadcast journalist and head of business for the English branch of the Catalan News Agency, among other things. He has many years’ experience working as a reporter for various online and print publications, including a brief stint in the Middle East. He is also fluent in Spanish, and can speak Catalan to a high level.
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.
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 a MSc focused in IT from Technical University of Gabrovo.
Michael Fennessy, Associate Director, Publications & Digital
Michael_FennesyMichael 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_TownerPaula 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.


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

Funds Europe is published by CAMRADATA Analytical Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CAMRADATA, a member of the Punter Southall Group.