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Preqin's Research Insights and Content Teams

Meet our Insights+ research analysts and Insights content writers

Insights+ research analysts

Preqin’s Research Insights team are responsible for the industry-leading research available to Insights+ subscribers. As a collaborative group of research and investment professionals, they have decades of combined experience in a wide variety of roles.

Cameron Joyce, CAIA

Head of Private Equity, SVP, Research Insights — London

Cameron has 12 years of experience in the investment industry. He focuses on private equity and venture capital, with an additional focus on emerging markets. Prior to joining Preqin he worked on the international equity desk at the largest pension fund in Latin America, where he managed a multi-billion dollar Asia equity allocation.

RJ Joshua, CFA

Head of Private Debt, VP, Research Insights — London

RJ Joshua has 15 years’ experience covering alternative investments, including sourcing, seeding, and negotiating investments in alternative funds as well as hires, restructuring, and acquisitions. His background is in fund selection and due diligence for insurance companies and asset managers such as Phoenix, abrdn, and Allianz Global Investors.

Angela Lai, CFA

Head of APAC and Valuations, VP, Research Insights — Singapore

Angela is an experienced VP on the Research Insights team, and covers the private investments industry in the Asia-Pacific region. She has over 15 years' experience in investment analysis and risk management across asset classes in public and private markets – specializing in the valuation of private equity and private debt assets.

Alex Murray, PhD

Head of Real Assets, VP, Research Insights — London

Alex Murray is a built environment economist with interests in the private financing of publicly funded infrastructure. Starting his career at KPMG, Alex spent eight years as a researcher and lecturer at UCL’s Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, and was a Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Rachel Dabora

Research Analyst — London

Rachel Dabora is a new Analyst on the Research Insights team at Preqin. Her past experiences have been in family office research, ESG research, and data analysis. She graduated with an MSc in Economic History from LSE and a degree in International Relations from USC in Los Angeles.

Piotr Jelonek, PhD

VP, Data Scientist, Engineering — London

With a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Applied Mathematics, Piotr has been a researcher in applied Bayesian methods in a central bank, part of an ECB team developing a methodology for short-term forecasts using large data sets of low frequency data, a market risk associate at LSE, and a lecturer at Warwick University for six years.

Colin Leopold

Senior Research Insights Manager — London

Colin has more than 15 years’ experience producing and editing research and analysis on private markets. His career started as a journalist covering infrastructure and private debt, at companies including Reuters and Acuris/ION Analytics, before moving into private equity and venture capital. At Preqin, he is responsible for managing the analysis and research reports written by the team.

Charlie McGrath, CFA, CAIA

AVP, Research Insights — Chicago

Charlie writes primarily on private capital markets in the Americas. Before Preqin, he was the data editor at Pensions & Investments, with prior experience in investment consulting. Charlie has a BBA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Data Science from Northwestern University.

Gerard Minjoot

Analyst, Research Insights — Singapore

Gerard is part of the Preqin’s Research Insights team based in Singapore. He has over eight years of experience in the finance industry, with three years as an investment strategy analyst for one of the largest local wealth management firms providing research, due diligence, and portfolio management on retail mutual funds. He is a CFA level 2 candidate and holds a BBS in Finance from the University College of Dublin (UCD).

Chiziem Oskar

Research Analyst — London

Chiziem is a research Analyst, an economics graduate and a recent joiner to the Preqin Research Insights team. Having interned with the likes of Barclays and JP Morgan, his background and experiences range from M&A to portfolio management, with a focus on healthcare and technology.

Michael Patterson

Senior Associate, Research Insights — New York

Michael Patterson has two years of experience in the investment industry and is currently part of Preqin’s Research Insights team based in New York. He was previously part of Preqin's Australasian institutional investor data team in Sydney. Michael is currently a CFA level 3 candidate and an applied finance graduate from Macquarie University.

Insights content writers

Preqin's Content team edits and publishes in-depth research reports and thought leadership for our global audience of subscribers and private capital professionals. Based in London, North America, and Singapore, our writers cover the latest developments in alternative assets, enlivened by best-in-class insights.

Nicole Lee

Head of Content — London

Nicole leads the global Content team, spanning the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, from Preqin’s headquarters in London. A former financial journalist, Nicole began her career as the Sander Thoenes Fellow at the Financial Times and was a private equity journalist at Dow Jones Newswires. She taught writing at George Washington University in Washington DC and ran Vodafone UK’s Media Center before joining Preqin. Nicole read English and American Literature at Harvard University and holds a second BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Elizabeth Fennessy

Editorial Planner — London

Libby oversees all things related to the content calendar, and edits Preqin’s digital content. Libby manages the weekly Insights+ newsletter and is part of the core team producing Preqin First Close. Her experience spans academic writing/publishing and film criticism, having graduated from Royal Holloway with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Film Studies and a Master of Research degree in Media Arts.

Meg Harris

Financial Writer, Americas — Chicago

Megan covers private capital in North America and globally. Before joining the content team, she was a senior researcher at Preqin focusing on venture capital. She worked as a Next Generation Assistant at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs prior to Preqin. Megan has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from DePaul University.

Valerie Kor

Financial Writer, Senior Associate — Singapore

Valerie covers Asia-Pacific's private capital markets, leveraging Preqin data to produce articles and research reports targeted at fund managers, investors, and consultants. Before joining Preqin, she worked for publications specializing in property and personal finance. She holds a BSS in Political Science from the National University of Singapore.

Tom Marrs

Editorial Associate — London

Tom joined the Editorial Team at Preqin in 2023. He has a strong eye for detail, with an interest in the socio-economic impact of infrastructure development in EMEA and APAC. Tom has a BA in History and Hispanic Studies from the University of Liverpool and is working towards his MA in Medieval Studies.

Danny McCance

Senior Copy Editor, Editorial — New York

Danny McCance is a senior copy editor on the editorial team at Preqin, based in North America. He is an experienced writer and editor, and has worked on various publications focused on the public markets and financial services. He has a joint honors degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Leeds.

Laura Messchendorp

Financial Writer — London

Laura writes about private capital in Europe and globally. Before Preqin, she worked at the Financial Times and interned at the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, and at a global record label. She studied law, followed by a Master's in law and economics.

Grant Murgatroyd

Senior Writer, EMEA — London

Grant is an award-winning journalist and editor. At Preqin he writes about private capital, with a focus on Europe. He started focusing on private equity at Financial News in 1998 and has launched and edited a number of alternative assets publications, including Real Deals, Corporate Financier, and Limited Partner. Grant has a BA in Geography from the University of Nottingham.

Jasmin Naim

Senior Manager, Editorial — London

Jasmin leads the Editorial team at Preqin. She has a keen eye for detail, having worked on commodities benchmarking at ICIS, the FCA Handbook, and legal and financial materials for Thomson Reuters. Prior to that she commissioned academic and professional books at leading companies including Macmillan, Hachette, OUP, and Kogan Page.

Harsha Narayan

Senior Writer, APAC — Singapore

As a Senior Writer for APAC, Harsha leads the APAC Content team. Harsha previously led investor communications and relations at Golden Horse, a quant-focused global macro fund, and was a key member of the founding investor relations team at Lighthouse Canton, a billion-dollar asset management firm.

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