QuotedData is part of Marten & Co, a specialist investment boutique that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The QuotedData website was created to distribute our research. The key members of the team are:
Ed Marten (CEO)
Edward has worked for 10 years in Investment Banking with Cazenove (now JP Morgan Cazenove), Collins Stewart (now Canaccord Genuity) and then set up an equity agency broker that was subsequently sold to SpareBank1Markets, part of the second biggest savings alliance in Norway. At Cazenove Edward focused on Investment Trusts with the number one Extel rated team & broadened his focus to Pan European equities, servicing a global investor base and raising over €1 billion for companies.
James Carthew (Research Director)
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 and 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 a number of publications, including a regular column in Citywire and sits on the judging panel for the Investment Company of the Year Awards.
Matthew Read (Senior Research Analyst)
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 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 whilst 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. During his time at Edison, the client base was expanded from just two funds to over 50 and he is joining Marten & Co with the same ambition.
Paul Burton (Mining Research Analyst)
Paul has nearly forty years experience in various positions within the mining industry. After initially working as a mining engineer he spent much of his career as a commodity and equity analyst specialising in the gold sector and has been Editor of World Gold Analyst since 1996. Paul graduated from the Camborne School of Mines as a mining engineer and subsequently obtained an MSc in Mineral Economics and an MBA, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is an established speaker on investment in gold and gold stocks as well as themes in gold mining at many institutional, retail and industry conferences worldwide.
Matt Fernley (Mining)
Matt holds a BSc (Hons) in Geochemistry from the University of St Andrews and a MSc in Mineral Deposit Evaluation from Imperial College, London. Matt started his banking career in 1999 at Warburg Dillon Read, latterly UBS Investment Bank, where he spent 6 years in equity research, starting in the Paper sector and then moving on to Mining and Global Basic Materials Strategy (chemicals, mining, paper, steel, cement/aggregates). Latterly he was global strategist for the chemicals sector. He spent two years on the Buy side focusing on materials, energy and industrials, before moving to GMP Securities (Europe) LLP where he was Senior Mining Analyst, focusing primarily on industrial metals stocks, and Head of European Equity Research. Most recently he was Global Materials and Cyclicals Strategist and European Healthcare analyst at Haitong Securities.
Kevin Ryan (Financial Research Analyst)
Kevin Ryan is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and also has an MBA. He has worked as both a buy and sell side insurance equity analyst and has 26 years experience. He was rated the best stock picker in the UK Insurance sector by Starmine in 2010 & third in 2012. He has extensive experience in corporate restructurings & IPOs; these have ranged from working on Lloyd’s R&R in the mid 1990s to the Direct Line IPO in 2012. More recently he has worked as an independent consultant helping to set up an alternative insurance company focused asset manager.
Chris Bunstead (Equity Sales)
Chris is an equity sales associate at Marten & Co. Having started his career at BNP Paribas, Chris spent five years in capital raising positions initially working at AIMcapital AG as an investor relations executive with a focus on UK, Benelux and Ireland investor coverage. Previous to Marten & Co, Chris worked at a corporate finance boutique working with renewable energy and other asset backed companies and funds where he developed strong links with the IFA market. Chris has a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is CF30 registered as well as being RDR compliant having passed the PCIAM
Joanne Ellul (Press Officer and Research Distribution)
Joanne liaises with press and PR teams and is responsible for getting research repurposed in trade newspapers and down news wires, often liaising with PR teams prior. Joanne is also responsible for raising the profile of the brand QuotedData. In previous roles she has written for a range of financial publications, including Citywire, Investment Adviser, Fund Strategy and What Investment and has represented a number of clients within the financial services and professional services industries.
Fiona Nicolson (Senior Editor)
Editor – Fiona is an experienced editor, writer and communications consultant, specialising in financial services. She has written for a wide range of respected publications, including the Financial Times’ Financial Adviser magazine; the Scotsman; Lloyds TSB’s Wealth of Ideas magazine and many more.
Her first writing and editing role was at the London Stock Exchange and since then Fiona has worked on commentaries, thought leadership articles and white papers for some of the biggest names in global fund management.