Jon was previously the Editor of Euromoney’s infrastructure finance-focused title IJGlobal, managing a team of journalists based across three continents, and overseeing market-leading awards and conferences. He spent eight years at the publication, with reporting beats covering project finance transactions, infrastructure funds and M&A deals, in Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Most recently he was Senior Editor at Investment Monitor, a data and analysis service focused on global foreign direct investment trends, which he helped launch for London-based publishing house GlobalData. He began his career as a reporter at Retail Gazette.
Taku joined Real Deals in February 2023 as editor, coming from information provider TMT Finance, where he spent over four years as EMEA editor. He has been reporting on financial news since 2014, including stints at Euromoney's Metal Bulletin (now Fastmarkets) and IC Publications' African Business magazine. Taku graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a Master's degree in journalism.
Silvia began her career as a client reporting analyst at St James’ Place Wealth Management, responsible for the relationship between third party providers of VCT and EIS products and their data feeds.
Prior to that, Silvia obtained a BA in modern languages and cultures (Spanish and Russian) from the University of Durham. During her studies, she completed an internship in Bolivia working as a reporter for the cultural magazine Bolivian Express.
Xhulio joined Real Deals in September 2022 as a junior reporter. Since graduating with an MSc in Global Politics from Durham University, he has worked in communications and marketing. His Financial Times internship as an Accounting and Finance undergraduate inspired a return to the newsroom.
Shivani joined Real Deals in September 2022 after graduating in financial journalism from City, University of London. She has previously worked as an assistant producer for CNBC in India and has also interned with Agence France-Presse. As a 20-year-old undergraduate studying economics, she covered India’s federal budget from the parliament, which drove her to take up a career in journalism.
Matthias started out in reporting as a researcher at The Legal 500, exploring legal market developments worldwide. Prior to this, he completed a LLM in technology, media and telecommunications law at Queen Mary University of London.
Previously a legal professional, Matthias also has a LLB in international and European law from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and held various legal assistant positions across public international law, music, tech, and corporate litigation.
Ram joined Real Deals in October 2016 from Euromoney Institutional Investor, where he headed up advertising sales for Fastmarkets. He also has over half a decade’s experience working with alternative asset classes and brings in a wealth of experience from his tenure at PEI, where he headed up advertising for Infrastructure Investor. Ram is a postgraduate in International Business from the University of Bedfordshire.
Jennifer joined Real Deals in February 2021 as a junior reporter. She graduated in Journalism from the University of Kent in 2020 and has experience in covering political events as a freelance reporter.
Alice established The Drawdown in 2017. She previously headed up communications and marketing at a UK early-stage venture capital firm, where she managed investor reporting and marketing activities. Prior to that, Alice was Editor of European private equity publication unquote” where she directed all content and events including The British Private Equity Awards.
Alice began her career at London-based publishing house Caspian Media, where she was a reporter for private equity-focused publication Real Deals. She then went on to join Argus Media, where she was Acting Editor of Argus FMB Ammonia.