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

Head of Research (London)

Daryl is Head of Research at Neudata. He and his team are responsible for researching and discovering alternative datasets for a wide range of asset managers worldwide. Prior to Neudata, Daryl worked as an equity research analyst at boutique investment firm 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.

Piers Thompson Profile photo Piers Thompson


Piers is the CTO of Neudata. Before joining Neudata, Piers held a range of technical leadership roles, most recently for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. Positions included Head of Research Data technology at UBS and Head of Global Markets Finance technology at BofAML. In addition to leading development teams in the financial services industry, Piers has also built teams and systems in domains including military aircraft, telecoms and network management.

Piers holds a BEng in Microelectronics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Ian Webster Profile photo Ian Webster

Senior Vice President (London)

Ian has spent the last five years helping asset managers, investment banks and major industry players get value out of traditional and alternative data. Most recently he focused on enabling retailers to monetise their first-party data as Chief Customer Officer at Big Data for Humans. He deeply understands the needs of data providers and investment professionals, having himself founded and led Money Dashboard’s data business, providing insight on UK consumer spending to Financial Services clients globally.

Ian holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Massachusetts.

Simon Mahony Profile photo Simon Mahony

Senior Vice President, Research (London)

Simon has three years of buy-side investment experience. Prior to joining Neudata, Simon was an equity research analyst at Fidelity International where he covered consumer, retail, and agricultural companies.

Simon holds a first-class degree in Classics from the University of Oxford.

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 holds 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 is currently working towards attaining the CFA designation, having passed Level I of the CFA Program in December 2018. Prior to joining Neudata, Kathryn completed internships at Suncorp Bank in Brisbane and Yandex in Moscow.

Amy Dafnis Profile photo Amy Dafnis

Analyst (London)

Amy holds a first-class degree in BA Oriental Studies (Japanese) from the University of Oxford. Her areas of research interest include NLP applications within alternative data, compliance issues relating to web scraping and geolocation data, as well as the wider alternative data landscape in APAC. She is working towards attaining the CFA designation and passed Level I of the CFA Program in June 2019.

Chashaka Wimalaweera Profile photo Chashaka Wimalaweera

Analyst (Asia)

Chash previously worked as a Business Analyst at Craft, a data analytics provider in London. Prior to this, she held roles at KPMG and J.P.Morgan in the Global Fixed Income division.

Chash is a  graduate from University College London, with a BSc in Management Science.

Jia Hu Profile photo Jia Hu

Analyst (London)

Jia Hu previously worked as an Analyst at IPA Advisory, a consultancy company in the energy sector, where she was involved in several complex projects providing financial and economic analysis. She holds a Level 5 Diploma in Trading & Financial Market Analysis with Amplify Trading. Jia has also completed internships at top Chinese financial institutions.

Jia holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from Queen Mary University of London, BSc Economics from Renmin University of China, and BSc Management from Kedge Business School (Bordeaux, France).

She is working towards attaining the CFA designation and passed Level I of the CFA Program in June 2019.

Jose Elias Terriquez Profile photo Jose Elias Terriquez

Analyst (London)

Jose is bilingual, in English and Spanish. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jose moved to London to study at the University of Greenwich, where he recently completed an undergraduate degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications.

With a background in marketing, he is currently working towards publishing academic research in his spare time. Jose is also a regular guest speaker at secondary schools in his hometown, advocating for higher education initiatives amongst prospective, first-generation university students.

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.

Seamus Gibson Profile photo Seamus Gibson

Business Development Executive (London)

Seamus is a recent graduate with a BA in Chinese and History from the University of Hull. Prior to joining Neudata, Seamus worked at Deloitte as a Mandarin Speaking Analyst where he gained significant exposure to financial risk and compliance with a focus on the APAC region.

Saima Jannath Profile photo Saima Jannath

Content Publisher (London)

Saima graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Anthropology and Sociology. She studied her Postgraduate degree at the University College of London. Prior to joining Neudata, she worked as a College Lecturer specialising in Social and Political Science.

Katie Hafford Profile photo Katie Hafford

Events Management Executive

Katie recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BA in Marketing. Prior to Neudata, Katie worked at Teradata as an International Marketing assistant with particular focus on EMEA and the Nordic regions and directed at a Summer camp in Philadelphia.

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.

Alexandra Jerman Profile photo Alexandra Jerman

Editor (London)

Ali studied Spanish and French at Exeter University, and has diplomas from the Sorbonne and the University of Salamanca. She has twenty years experience of freelance proofreading and editing for communications agencies, on material as diverse as a recent BBC Annual Report, academic papers and design industry material. Ali also spent many years working as a professional actress, having studied theatre at post-graduate level.

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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