The Team

Funds Global Asia, published by Funds Europe, is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience of reporting on Asia fund markets stretching back over many years.
Romil Patel, International & ESG Editor
Romil_Patel Romil 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.
Nick Fitzpatrick, Group 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.
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, Head of Digital
Steve_Dimitrov 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 a MSc focused in IT from Technical University of Gabrovo.
Michael Fennessy, Associate Director, Publications & Digital
Michael_Fennesy Michael joined Funds Europe in February 2013. He is responsible for the overall marketing and audience strategy for Funds Europe and associated titles.
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.
Kasia Stawirej-Brzezinski, Ad Operations Executive
Kasia_StawirejBrzezinski 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 events industry delivering awards gala dinners, conferences, roundtables, sports tournaments and mobile technology studios.
THE PUBLISHER

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

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Executive interview: The man who made Aberdeen

Mar 04, 2021

Martin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the...

Roundtables

Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

Jul 12, 2021

As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: Increasing China’s prominence as an asset class

Mar 04, 2021

Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.