Neudata Names Benson As Business Advisor

May 8 2017 | 7:49pm ET

Fresh off last week’s appointment of former Twitter global head of financial data partnerships Stephen Morse as an advisor for the U.S. market, alternative data specialist Neudata has announced Robert Benson has joined the firm as an investor and business advisor. 

Benson is an active investor in promising startup businesses within the financial and data sectors, the company said in a statement, and will be based in London. In his new role, Benson will assist the Neudata team in growing its alternative data intelligence platform used by hedge fund managers and other institutional investors.

Benson was the founder of structured products research company Arete Consulting, Beforehand, he worked at HSBC across a variety of derivatives markets including equity, foreign exchange, and interest rates. 

“We are very excited and honored to have someone of Rob’s caliber and expertise on our extended team of professionals,” said Rado Lipuš, founder and CEO of Neudata. “Rob is a pro at guiding financial data startup companies to their next level of success. He understands the importance of centralizing and synthesizing large quantities of alternative data from multiple sources and making that available to sophisticated investors.” 

Founded in 2016, London-based Neudata partners with investment managers to help tame big data, uncover overlooked information and focus on global equity, currency, commodity, fixed income and derivatives market intelligence. The company’s expertise lies in uncovering unique datasets from non-conventional sources that are not available on established and commonly used data platforms. 

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