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.
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.
Benjamin David, Editorial Director
Benjamin_David 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_Mitra 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
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.
Alex Lemm, Senior Associate Director, Business Development
Alex_Lemm 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_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 an MSc focused in IT from Technical University of Gabrovo.
Michael Fennessy, Associate Director, Publications & Digital
Michael_Fennesy 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_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.
Carolina Ribeiro, Digital Production Executive
Carol_Ribeiro Carolina 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.

THE PUBLISHER


Funds Global Asia is published by Funds Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Definite Article Media Limited.

Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

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Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

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Opinion

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

Sep 27, 2021

David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as...

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...

Roundtables

India: An “obvious choice for global investors”

Jun 22, 2023

Funds Europe, the sister publication of Funds Global Asia, hosted an India investment discussion with two seasoned experts and asked if India is the ‘last one standing’ from the Brics phenomenon. We also hear that for India, the inclusion of Indian bonds in a major index may not be the desired...

Roundtable: Singapore comes of age as an Asian ESG hub

Dec 01, 2021

Strong ESG credentials strengthen the case for Singapore as a leader in Asia of the post-Covid recovery. Our panel discusses the risks and opportunities.