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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.

Dave Lowery

SVP, Head of Research Insights

Dave leads Preqin’s analysis and research coverage across global private markets. Having worked in in the finance industry for more than 20 years, Dave has managed global multi-asset portfolios, been an investment and asset allocation committee member, and worked as an analyst on both the buy-side and sell-side. He has appeared on CNBC Squawk Box and Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in the global press. Dave previously worked for HM Treasury’s Infrastructure UK division, led Asia-Pacific and alternative real estate research at AXA IM – Real Assets, and set up a strategy research function at NTT Global Data Centers.

RJ Joshua, CFA

VP, Research Insights

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.

Cameron Joyce, CFA

SVP, Deputy Head of Research Insights

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.

Angela Lai, CFA

VP, Senior Research Analyst

Angela is a senior research analyst who 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.

Sam Monfared, PhD, CFA, CAIA

VP, Research Insights

Prior to joining Preqin, Sam served as Chief Risk Officer of APIMC and was responsible for portfolio strategy development, portfolio construction, risk analytics and research design. Prior to that he held various investment and research positions and was responsible for analyzing public and private markets. Sam holds a PhD in Finance and is a CFA and a CAIA charterholder.

Alex Murray, PhD

VP, Research Insights

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.

Michael Patterson

Senior Associate, Research Insights

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.

Moses Rahnama, MBA

AVP, Research Insights

Moses has over 10 years of research experience in the financial markets. His investing experience include fundamental equities strategies at Centenus Global Management and quantitative commodities strategies at DRW. While working at EnergyAspects, Moses's research was featured in media outlets such as Financial Times and Bloomberg.

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

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.

Cat Hall

Senior Editorial Associate

Cat edits across our publications and digital content from Preqin’s London office. Previously, she worked in academic publishing and literary fiction. She’s been known to edit scripts and proofread drag zines in her spare time. She studied English literature, followed by a Master’s in publishing & media.

Valerie Kor

Financial Writer, Senior Associate

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.

Charlie McGrath, CFA, CAIA

Senior Writer, Americas

Charlie writes primarily on private capital markets in the Americas, as well as the rise of ESG investing. 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 is progressing toward his Masters in Data Science.

Laura Messchendorp

Financial Writer

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

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

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

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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