About us

MandateWire is a leading source of institutional asset management intelligence. It’s a financial information database delivering high-value sales intelligence, market data and analysis to institutional investment markets in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  

By leveraging close relationships with many leading global institutional investors, MandateWire provides fund managers, portfolio managers, investment banks and specialist investment houses with credible and actionable intelligence on investor strategies and business opportunities.

With a particular focus on hard-to-find private information, MandateWire is a proven sales and business development tool providing reports on confirmed and forthcoming tenders, as well as analysis of market trends and finalised deals.  

With MandateWire, you can extract reports on a single investor, on particular consultants and managers, or institutional investors around the world. Search results can also be split into equities, fixed income and alternatives, so you can view activity in those asset classes.

We have skilled, multi-lingual journalists and researchers based in Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Engaging with investors in their native language, they focus on relationship-building within their specific market: this leads to unique and dependable institutional investment intelligence.

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Our commitment

It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so. 

As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, MandateWire and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice: www.ft.com/editorialcode

Our actions

In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor. 

Read about the role here.

Find out more about the Complaints Commissioner and the Appointments and Oversight Committee

If you wish to request a clarification or correction, or make a complaint about any of our editorial content or journalistic activity for MandateWire Europe, please email editor Sophie Wilcock sophie.wilcock@ft.com.

Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter and recommend any appropriate redress.


  Emma Siponmaa

Emma is a reporter for MandateWire in Europe where she covers the Nordic region and some UK institutions.

  Sophie Wilcock

Sophie is managing editor of MandateWire. She joined the publication in 2006 as a news reporter and took on the editing role two years later. In addition to her editing duties, Sophie reports on institutional investors in the UK.

  Minna-Riikka Härkönen

Minna is a senior reporter for MandateWire's European service. Her beat includes institutional investors in the UK and throughout the Nordic region.

  Sandra Sparrowhawk

Sandra is a reporter for MandateWire in Europe. Her beat includes institutional investors in the UK and throughout Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

  Val Cipriani

Val is a reporter for MandateWire in Europe. She covers institutional investors in Italy and the UK.

  Roxanne Thielemans

Roxanne is a reporter for MandateWire in Europe where she covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg as well as some UK institutions.

  Rachel So

Rachel is a reporter for MandateWire in Europe. She covers pension, charitable and endowment funds in the UK and Ireland.

  Henry Smith

Henry oversees the Analysis section of MandateWire which covers European institutional investment issues and trends. Previously, he was editor of FT Mandate, which covered institutional investment globally. His career at the Financial Times Group began in 1997.

  Lea Huhtala

Lea is editor for the European Analysis section of MandateWire where she also writes about institutional investment trends in Europe. Previously, she covered the Nordic region for the MandateWire news desk and has also written for other Financial Times’ pensions publications.

  Toby Garrod

Toby is editor of MandateWire's Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa products. Previously, he was associate editor of Asia Asset Management. His career includes six years in research production at a regional brokerage house and three as business pages editor for a national newspaper in Taiwan.

  Stefan Kostarelis

Stefan is a senior reporter for MandateWire's Asia-Pacific region, covering Australia and New Zealand.

  Young-Ki Lee

Young covers South Korea as a reporter for MandateWire Asia-Pacific region.

  Satoh Ryosuke

Satoh covers Japan as a reporter for MandateWire's Asia-Pacific region.

  Kristine Ramos

Kristine is a senior researcher and a reporter for MandateWire's Asia-Pacific region. Her beat includes includes institutional investors throughout Southeast Asia.

  Ralph Jennings

Ralph covers Greater China as a reporter for MandateWire's Asia-Pacific region.

  Nadya Masidlover

Nadya covers institutional investors throughout the Middle East for MandateWire MEA.

  Lisette Lombard

Lisette covers institutional investors throughout Africa for MandateWire MEA.

  Lemuel Barredo

Lemuel works as a research analyst for MandateWire, covering Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and Africa.

  Alex Cardno

Alex Cardno is editor of MandateWire North America. He joined the publication in 2016 having previously covered institutional investment, hedge funds and insolvency. Before starting his journalism career, he graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with a degree in English.

  Josh Azar

Josh Azar is associate editor for MandateWire in North America. He covers institutional investors in Canada, as well as some public and private pension plans in the US. He is a graduate of New York University, where he double-majored in English and Journalism.

  Ben Sherry

Ben Sherry is a reporter for MandateWire in North America, covering US pensions. Before joining MandateWire, Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Emerson College.

  Jack Houghteling

Jack Houghteling is a reporter on the MandateWire North America team. In this position he covers public and private pensions as well as endowments. Jack received his MSc in Global History from the London School of Economics and has a BA in Government & History from Claremont McKenna College.

  Ana Irizarry

Ana covers public and corporate pension funds and institutional investment for MandateWire in North America. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and political science.

  Kayzee Santiago

Kayzee works as a research analyst for MandateWire, covering North America.

  Patrick Mulholland

Patrick reports on corporations and institutional investors for MandateWire in North America. Prior to joining MandateWire in 2018, he reported on state politics and real estate for The Real Deal, and private equity for Buyouts Insider. Patrick read for a BA in Theology & Religion at Trinity College, University of Oxford (“17), and completed an MS in Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism (“18), where he focused on business reporting.

  Alexandra Semenova

Alexandra covers US pensions and other institutional investors. Prior to joining MandateWire, she covered US autos and agricultural commodities for Bloomberg News. She previously wrote for the corporate and transactional desk at Bloomberg Law in Washington, D.C., Crains New York Business and several local publications. Alexandra has an MA in businesses and economics reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and a BA in journalism from Brooklyn College.

Sales and Marketing

  John Trevanion

John is the global head of sales for MandateWire with responsibility for Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. He was part of the original MandateWire family before the acquisition by the Financial Times in 2009. Prior to this role he was involved in the world of recruitment for investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds.

  William Stebbings

William is senior sales executive for MandateWire. Previously, he worked as a membership executive for 'The 125', a senior management forum from the Financial Times. William has a first class degree in International Business Management. William's dissertation focused on institutional investor activism.

  Tom Nuculovic

Tom Nuculovic is sales director for MandateWire in North America.

  William Bafitis

William is a sales executive for MandateWire in North America. Previously, he worked as an investor relations & fundraising summer analyst at Omaha Beach Capital. Prior to Omaha Beach, he worked on the corporate communications team at the CFA Institute in New York. He received a B.S. from Miami University.