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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 has been 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.

Trevor Leek (business development)

Trevor joined QuotedData in November 2022 after a successful media career. Recently, he has specialised in investment and financial services categories and worked on some of the top media brands including at The Financial Times Business (Financial Adviser and Money Management) and more recently at Interactive Investor (Money Observer). He knows his way around traditional and digital media, direct marketing and events. He has BA Hons in Marketing and Advertising and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). He has joined QuotedData to promote our services and maximise our commercial revenue opportunities. He looks forward to working with you.

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. He is a CFA charterholder.

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 eight 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.

Andrew Courtney (investment company analyst)

Andrew began his career at a macro hedge fund in New Zealand, where he managed the fund’s listed equity positions, before moving to London to work as an investment analyst. He has also worked as a policy analyst for a philanthropic trust and has a degree in economics and a master’s from the University of Canterbury. 

David Johnson (investment company analyst)

Has a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2012, and a Master in Finance from Warwick. David has worked in investment management, and product specialist roles. David has spent two years at Kepler researching investment trusts. He is a CFA charterholder and was selected to as one of Citywire’s 30 under 30.

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.

Veronica Cappelli (operations)

Veronica Cappelli as worked as an assistant in prior roles and has a hobby of linguistics.

Aiman Shaikh (digital marketing)

Aiman graduated from university, joined our marketing team.

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.

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