About us

The Neudata team and its global data-scouting network is at the forefront of data innovation, helping fund managers and quant strategists with new or alternative data and research.

We work with all types of alternative data, from sentiment to social, weather to web-tracking, and exhaust to environmental.

Our team

Rado Lipuš, CFA Profile photo Rado Lipuš, CFA

Founder and CEO

Rado is the founder and CEO of Neudata. Prior to founding Neudata, Rado's work experience spans 20 years of leadership, sales management, FinTech and data innovation for the buy-side. Rado spent several years in quantitative portfolio construction and risk management at MSCI (Barra), S&P Capital IQ and CITE Investments. He has worked at leading financial services firms, and financial data and analytics providers including PerTrac, 2iQ Research, I/B/E/S and TIM Group.

Rado received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Graz, Austria and is a CFA charterholder.

Daryl Smith, CFA Profile photo Daryl Smith, CFA

Director of Research (London)

Daryl has five years of experience in equity research, having worked as an analyst at Liberum across a number of sectors including Agriculture, Chemicals and Diversified Financials. Prior to Liberum, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an equity derivatives analyst and regulatory reporting strategist.

Daryl holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and is a CFA charterholder.

Steffen Zuncke, CAIA Profile photo Steffen Zuncke, CAIA

Director (London)

Steffen has four years industry experience providing analytics and research services to leading hedge funds and private equity firms. Prior to starting at Neudata, Steffen worked at Preqin, holding roles in senior account management and business development. Steffen has an MSc in Finance and Economics and a BSc in Politics and Economics from the University of East Anglia, and is a CAIA charterholder.

Edoardo Cetraro Profile photo Edoardo Cetraro

Senior Analyst (London)

Edoardo gained years of experience in Investment Banking divisions at leading European banks. Prior to joining Neudata, he worked within the G10 FX research and strategy team at Crédit Agricole CIB in London. He holds a Laurea Magistralis in Quantitative Finance from the University of Bologna and a Master of Science in Business Mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.

Julia Asri Meigh Profile photo Julia Asri Meigh

Senior Analyst (London)

Julia has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.

Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.

Kathryn Forde Profile photo Kathryn Forde

Analyst (London)

Kathryn is a recent graduate with a BA in Russian Studies and Classics from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc Hons in Economics and International Relations from the Open University. She also holds a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Level 2 Award in Fundamentals of Financial Services. Prior to joining Neudata, Kathryn interned at Suncorp Bank in Brisbane and Yandex in Moscow.

Robert Benson Profile photo Robert Benson

Advisor (London)

Dr Benson is an active investor in startup businesses, especially in the financial and data sectors. Prior to this he was the founder of Arete Consulting, a financial research and data business specialising in structured products. Before setting up Arete Consulting in 2001, he spent 13 years at HSBC in a variety of derivatives roles across foreign exchange, equity and interest rate markets. Dr Benson graduated with a BSc(Eng) in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary College, London, before going on to complete an Msc in Management Science and a PhD in Finance both at Imperial College, London.

Stephen Morse Profile photo Stephen Morse

Advisor (New York)

Stephen has a long career in entrepreneurial, disruptive businesses, especially in and around data, hedge funds, FinTech and business information services, including with firms that were acquired by, or are now a part of Barra/MSCI, Dow Jones, KCG and Twitter. As former Head of Global Financial Data Partnerships at Twitter, Stephen was responsible for all business with hedge funds, asset managers, banks, FinTech partners, platforms and other financial institutions. He joined via acquisition of Gnip, where he opened and ran the New York City office. Stephen now consults in the areas of AI and big and alternative data, including as an advisor to Neudata. Stephen is a CAIA® charterholder.

Sophie Bevan Murdoch Profile photo Sophie Bevan Murdoch

Advisor (Geneva)

Sophie has 20 years experience in developing and leading corporate strategic initiatives, including marketing, business development, branding, internal and external communications.  Her career includes more than a decade of corporate marketing, communications and event management in the financial services industry with FactSet Research Systems and Thomson Reuters.  Sophie now consults for a range of early stage companies in the financial services and medical device sector,  She holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages & International Business from South Bank University, London.

David Murdoch Profile photo David Murdoch

Director (Geneva)

David has over 20 years of experience selling and marketing innovative services and decision support tools including positions at Telerate, i/b/e/s, Starmine and Northfield. He now consults in sales and marketing for a range of early stage companies in the financial services and medical device sectors. He holds a BSc. (Hons.) in physics from the University of Glasgow and a diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

In the press

Neudata helps sophisticated investment managers find new data sources that can provide unique, timely and granular records of often imperceptible economic activity

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The Neudata team and its global data-scouting network have been at the forefront of data innovation.

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Neudata have been helping fund managers and quant strategists with new data and research for over 20 years.

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