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.

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.

Piers Thompson Profile photo Piers Thompson

CTO (London)

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.

Suen Ng Profile photo Suen Ng

Managing Director (New York)

Suen is Managing Director (Americas) and is responsible for Neudata's relationships in North America. Before joining Neudata, Suen spent close to five years at MScience with an expertise in consumer and TMT alternative data driven research/data analytics tools, and notably built out M Science’s international markets. Prior to MScience, Suen spent more than 7 years steeped in consumer and casinos equity research as a sell side analyst at CLSA.

Suen holds a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics.


Donald D’Amico Profile photo Donald D’Amico

General Counsel (New York)

Don is the General Counsel of Neudata. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, Don leads the review of the compliance and regulatory aspects of new datasets and assists with product development. He previously served as Legal Counsel at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, where he onboarded third party research providers and conducted related due diligence. Don started his career as a research analyst on a merger arbitrage trading desk.

Don holds a JD from the Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Helena Yu Profile photo Helena Yu

Data Strategist (China)

Helena is responsible for discovering and researching China-related alternative datasets for a wide range of asset managers worldwide. Prior to Neudata, Helena worked as sales operation manager at UBS Evidence Lab and alternative data product manager at 86 Research and Helena has also worked at Pacific Epoch as Co-Head of Research and senior TMT analyst.

Helena holds a Masters degree in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics.

Julia Asri Meigh Profile photo Julia Asri Meigh

VP of ESG Research (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

Senior 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. Her areas of expertise include the transactional data space, as well as data for investing in the healthcare sector and aviation industry. She is working towards attaining the CFA designation, having passed Level I of the CFA Program in December 2018.

Amy Dafnis Profile photo Amy Dafnis

Senior 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

Senior Analyst (London)

As part of Neudata's research team, Chash is responsible for scouting alternative datasets for institutional investors. Her areas of data research include oil and gas, soft commodities, real estate, technology, and the wider alternative data landscape

Chash previously worked as a business analyst at Craft, a data analytics firm in London. Prior to this, she held roles at KPMG in the Tax & Pension division, and at J.P.Morgan in the Global Fixed Income division.

Chash is a graduate from University College London, with a first class honours in Management Science.

Jose Elias Terriquez Profile photo Jose Elias Terriquez

Analyst (London)

Jose is bilingual fluent in Spanish and English and holds a first-class degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. His areas of research interest include alternative analysis of corporate filings, advertising expenditure, and the wider alternative data landscape in South America. Jose is currently working towards attaining CFA designation.

Sunny Tran Profile photo Sunny Tran

Analyst (London)

Sunny holds an MSc in Risk and Finance from the University of Southampton. Prior to that, she graduated with a BSc in Business & Finance and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, New York. At Neudata, Sunny leverages on the analytical skill sets acquired through her academic studies and previous experiences as a metadata researcher in Canada and USA. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in local charities.

Nicholas Ravazzani Profile photo Nicholas Ravazzani

Analyst (London)

Nicholas holds a BA in Management and Finance from the University of Leicester. Prior to joining Neudata, he interned in M&A, Private Equity and other quantitative roles at Lazard, Odey Asset Management, SEB, Moonvalley Capital, D'E Capital and NOAH Advisors, covering Technology, Energy, Infrastructure and Retail within Europe and Latin America. He is an English, Spanish and Italian speaker and is currently working towards attaining the CFA designation.

Michael Gillman Profile photo Michael Gillman

Business Development Executive (New York)

Michael is a recent graduate with a BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Michael has previously worked at multiple tech start-ups where he has gained exposure in developing relationships in the innovative space.


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.

Sondra Campanelli Profile photo Sondra Campanelli

News Editor (London)

Sondra is the editor of Neudata's news platform. She covers the alternative data strategies of asset managers and data vendors, including new fund launches, product launches, fundraising, dataset usage and pricing. She takes a particular focus on legal, compliance and tax issues that impact buyers and sellers of alternative data.

Prior to joining Neudata, Sondra covered the machine learning and alternative data strategies of institutional investors for EQDerivatives/machineByte and commercial real estate debt markets for Real Estate Finance & Investment across the US, UK and Europe.

Sondra holds BA degrees in Economics and Public Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.

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 (London)

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.

Daniel Littlewood Profile photo Daniel Littlewood

Software Developer (London)

Daniel is a software developer at Neudata, working primarily in Ruby on Rails. Prior to Neudata, he spent two years developing an online platform for maths education.

Daniel holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Artemis Xenaki Profile photo Artemis Xenaki

Software Developer (London)

Artemis worked as a Civil Engineer for over a decade, mainly focusing on project management of large scale projects (museums, music halls, etc).

Prior to Neudata she was working as a Software Developer for 2 years building a platform for legal transactional management.

Artemis holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and has graduated Makers Academy computer programming bootcamp.

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.

Rebecca O’Neill Profile photo Rebecca O’Neill

Office Manager and PA to the Founder and CEO (London)

Rebecca is Office Manager and PA to the Founder and CEO at Neudata.

Prior to Neudata Rebecca has worked in Property Management.

Rebecca holds a first class BA Hons in Sociology.


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.

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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