The Team

Funds Global Asia, published by Funds Europe, is produced by a dedicated team of professionals with experience of reporting on the MENA fund markets stretching back over many years.
Romil Patel, 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.
Alan Chalmers, Publisher
Alan_Chalmers 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, 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, Circulation Manager
Michael_Fennesy 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.
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.

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Nov 05, 2020

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Staying agile on the pandemic plan

Nov 05, 2020

Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China...

Executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Nov 05, 2020

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Roundtables

Roundtable: ‘What’s priced in versus what surprises’

Jan 04, 2021

As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.