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.

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 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.

Amy Dafnis Profile photo Amy Dafnis

Analyst (London)

Amy is a recent graduate with a BA in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Neudata, Amy worked at the London research office of the Japan Association of Marine Safety, where she gained considerable exposure to the maritime and energy sectors. Amy has also interned and worked with multiple Japan-based translation companies, as well as the non-profit organisation Ashinaga.

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.

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.

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.

Sara Brady Profile photo Sara Brady

Event Planner (London)

Sara has over 20 years experience organising events. As the Head of Events at a leading publishing company, Sara spent eight years building the media and retail events portfolio and was involved in the launch of many conferences and awards. More recently, with Satsuma Events she has organised a wide range of events for a number of different clients, including Euromoney, Artemis, Media Business Insight, PromaxBDA and Decoded Fashion & The British Fashion Council.

Sara holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages & Political Studies from Northumbria University.

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.

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.

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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