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We’re passionate people who are focused on delivering the highest quality intelligence, news and impartial thought leadership. We enhance industry professionals experiences through recognised industry events and awards.

A rich heritage in fund intelligence

Our experienced team of journalists provides US traditional asset management professionals with vital and actionable intelligence across all parts of the modern fund complex, including sales, marketing, compliance, operations and technology functions.

At a time when fund groups are facing big questions about their future direction and operational structure, and with both distribution and digitization strategies evolving at pace, Fund Intelligence offers informed coverage of the tactics being employed by leading fund groups to stay ahead of the curve.

With a heritage stretching back to the launch of Fund Action in the early 1990s, our team has developed a network of senior contacts across the sector which is second to none to ensure we are providing the broadest and best possible daily news service, alongside considered analysis of the key developments that really matter to industry execs.

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Meet the team

Paul McMillan
Managing editor

Before joining Fund Intelligence in June 2018, Paul McMillan was head of content across HFM Global, Pageant Media’s hedge fund titles based out of London, New York and Hong Kong. Prior to HFM, Paul was group editor at leading UK financial title Money Marketing and associated brands for five years. He has won several media awards, including personal finance journalist of the year and online personal finance article of the year.

Jason Bisnoff
Reporter

Jason joined Pageant Media in 2016 and covers financial and regulatory compliance. Prior to working with the Fund Intelligence Group on Compliance Reporter, he covered the automotive industry for the New York Daily News and fulfilled editorial assistant duties at the International New York Times in Paris. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Julie Mansmann
Senior reporter

Julie Mansmann is the editor of Fund Action, heading mutual fund and exchange-traded fund product development, marketing and sales strategy coverage. Prior to joining Fund Intelligence in 2017, she was the editor of several titles of the Herald Community Newspapers, where she covered politics, crime, education, business and the arts on Long Island. Her work has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Press Association and the Press Club of Long Island.

Noah Zuss
Reporter

Noah Zuss is the defined contribution reporter for Fund Action. He covers several DC and DCIO asset managers and writes on all things retirement and investing. Noah joined Fund Intelligence Group in April 2017 after reporting on retirement, investing and finance as both a full-time and a freelance reporter with several publications.

Rheaa Rao
Reporter

Rheaa joined Pageant Media's Fund Intelligence Group in July 2017 to cover investment decisions made by public pension plans, foundations and endowments. She was previously an intern at The Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal, where she reported about corporate finance and leadership changes. She was born in Mumbai, India, but has lived, studied and worked in the U.S. and U.K. She can be reached at +1 646-931-9030.

James Connington
Distribution editor

James Connington joined Fund Intelligence as Distribution Editor in 2018, where he heads up coverage of the key trends in mutual fund and ETF distribution. Prior to that he was a personal finance reporter at the Telegraph in London, predominantly covering retail investing. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from University College London (UCL) and also studied at the University of Bonn/United Nations University in Germany.

Peter Rawlings
Compliance editor

Peter Rawlings has covered fund compliance and regulation for Fund Intelligence since 2013. Prior to that he was an editorial intern for Bloomberg News, where he covered the US corporate bond and credit default swap markets. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University.

Dervedia Thomas
Fund Action editor

Dervedia is the editor of Fund Action and has covered mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds and defined contribution plans for the publication since 2012. Dervedia began her career as a financial reporter at Euromoney Institutional Investor five years ago. She also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from South Carolina State University. Dervedia can be found on LinkedIn and on Twitter @dervi05

Emily Sakamoto
Ops & Tech Editor

Emily joined Pageant Media in its New York office in 2016. She is the editor of Fund Operations, focusing on middle- and back-office technology and operational trends at US fund complexes. She graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a bachelors in English literature and creative writing. At Kenyon, Emily edited the college and local newspaper, The Kenyon Collegian.

Ben Sheng

Ben is a reporter for Fund Directions, where he covers mutual fund governance and regulatory issues from a board perspective. Prior to joining Fund Directions in 2018, he worked in financial public relations at Intermarket Communications. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University, where he wrote and edited for the Columbia Daily Spectator.

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