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Team

Edward Marten (Co-founder and chief executive officer)

Prior to founding QuotedData in 2013, Edward spent over 10 years in investment banking with Cazenove (now JP Morgan Cazenove) and before that, Collins Stewart (now Canaccord Genuity).  At Cazenove, Edward focused on Investment Trusts, working with the number-one Extel-rated team, and broadened his focus to Pan European equities, servicing a global investor base and raising over €1 billion for companies. Afterwards Edward set up an equity agency broker that was subsequently sold to SpareBank1Markets, part of the second biggest savings alliance in Norway. Edward sits on the Marten & Co board.

James Carthew (Co-founder and head of investment company research)

James started his career at M&G in 1984 where he wrote research on a wide variety of UK companies and managed a number of UK equity funds as well as M&G’s Fund of Investment Trusts. From 2001-2010 he managed Advance UK Trust PLC, a global fund of funds that promoted good corporate governance within the closed-end fund industry. James is a non-executive director of several companies. He writes articles on the closed-end fund industry for  various publications, including a regular column in Citywire, and sits on the judging panel for the Investment Company of the Year Awards. James also sits on the Marten & Co board.

Matthew Read (Senior research analyst and head of production)

Matthew graduated in economics from the University of York in 1995 and, following a period working in the Insurance broking industry, gained his MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in 2000. Mathew has considerable experience in analysing closed end funds; first of all for Quantec Ltd, as part of his MSc studies, and then at Teather and Greenwood where Matthew produced daily statistics and weekly recommendations on investment trusts while providing analytical support to the corporate finance, institutional sales and market making functions. In 2002, Matthew made the shift to writing sponsored research, initially at Hardman & Co and then at Edison from 2008, where the client base expanded from just two funds to over 50 during his tenure.

Shonil Chande (Junior analyst)

Shonil graduated with an economics degree from Bucknell University in the US, in 2008. After which, he spent several years as a senior sector analyst covering consumer goods globally for BMI Research (now Fitch Solutions) in London. Shonil completed an MBA degree at Imperial College Business School in 2018 and is planning to take the CFA Level 3 exam in 2020.

Richard Williams (Property analyst)

Richard started his career as a journalist and his work has been published in many of the UK national newspapers. He has been covering the real estate market for more than five years, most recently as news editor at leading real estate trade publication Property Week. Richard has an in-depth knowledge of the property sector with a focus on the industrial and retail markets, and has vast experience in writing news, analysis and comment on the real estate sector. He has regularly chaired panel debates at industry events including at international property conference MIPIM.

Robin Davison (Biotech & Healthcare analyst)

Equity research analyst, commentator and consultant in the biotech/pharma industry with 25 years of experience. Consultant on business, financing and IR strategies to biotech companies. Commentator on biotech/pharma industry affairs for EP Vantage and MedNous. Occasional presenter at industry/investor conferences.

Peter Quist (Pan-European equity analyst)

Peter has more than twenty years’ experience in various investment banking positions. After initially working as a management consultant he spent the early part of his career as an equity analyst primarily with a focus on Danish equities. He has covered sectors including industrials, technology, transportation, support services and real estate. He then spent more than 10 years on the buy side as a prop trader and investment manager, responsible for European equity portfolios and global equity mandates.

Robert Cole (Journalist)

Robert Cole is a professional writer with 30 years’ experience as a financial journalist. He has worked at The Times as editor of its Tempus investment column, at Reuters’ Breakingviews provider of macro and corporate financial insights, the London Evening Standard and The Independent. He is an experienced broadcaster, a lecturer and a published author. One of his titles is ‘Getting Started in Unit and Investment Trusts’ (John Wiley 1997), a book which reviews the popularity of the investment funds and shows how to analyse performance and select appropriate trusts.

David McFadyen (Equity sales)

Equity Sales – David has over 30 years’ experience in the Investment Trust and Structured Investment sectors, working in research and sales roles for investment banks, such as CSFB and ABN AMRO as well as stockbrokers/distributors, such as Winterflood Securities and Meteor Asset Management. As an analyst David developed statistical reports which have been widely used in the analysis of split capital investment funds and structured investments. He has extensive experience in investment fund IPOs including the launch of the Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust and the Henderson International Income Trust. More recently he has acted as a distributor of structured investments to both institutional managers and retail advisers.

Alistair Harkness (Equity sales)

Alistair has over 16 years’ experience in the Investment Trust and Wealth Management sectors, working in a variety of roles at both large and small firms. Alistair has acted as gatekeeper for one of the largest investment trust owners, Brewin Dolphin, where he stewarded circa £2bn of assets. Following this Alistair worked as an investment manager at the boutique investment management firm Rossie House.

Nick Potts (Corporate sales)

After graduating with a Business Studies degree Nick has gained over 25 years’ experience in pan European equities as both fund manager and salesman. Working for large British, French and German banks and more latterly boutiques with a focus on delivering quality research to the broad investor market and providing corporate access opportunities for small and mid cap companies across Europe, Nick has a wealth of experience and knowledge across the sector and market capitalisation spectrum.

Nicole Oppler (Senior editor)

Nicole is an editor of over 12 years’ experience, specialising in law and compliance. Originally a journalist and subsequently a legal compliance editor for Wolters Kluwer, she has also been editor for, amongst others, Legal & General, three Magic Circle law firms, Chambers & Partners and the CIPD.

She is a consultant with the London Centre of International Law Practice, and an examiner at Linklaters LLP.

Ella Biggs (Social media manager)

Ella develops strategic campaigns across many social media platforms, optimising these platforms by finding and engaging with key influencers, as well as developing content strategies and reports on key performance indicators. For six years she worked at Lazard Asset Management as a Sales Support Executive in its Third Party Distribution Team, focusing on looking after clients, supporting the sales managers and promoting new products to a wide range of financial institutions.

Emma Cole (Press relations)

Emma is a communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector, initially working in the press office of the Securities and Investments Board and as an agency executive at Lansons Communications, followed by senior PR roles at the Association of Unit and Investment Trusts and M&G Investments. She has worked as a freelance editor for the last 5 years.

Support services

We also have an extensive support team across a range of functions, such as: IT, including web development, distribution, covering CRM maintenance, SEO, online advertising, events, email campaigns and readership engagement; and other operational and administration roles such as HR, compliance, legal,,accounts and good old fashioned data inputting.