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Daniel Rzasa

Business & Financial Journalist

London, UK

Daniel Rzasa

Financial and data journalist.

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A is for Alternatives - interview with CAIA chief

CEO of CAIA gives his view on the future of alternative investment industry.
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Gars architect triumphs over old firm

Euan Munro persuaded a key investor to switch to his new AIMS fund. The £3.33 billion Surrey pension scheme divested its £170.6 million allocation to the GARS fund, after months of deliberation, our sister publication Modern Investor has revealed.
Citywire Wealth Manager Link to Story
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Resisting the Herd

Tom Tull, veteran investor and CIO of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, shuns group think. He tells Daniel Rzasa how he learned to trust his instincts when it comes to emerging talent and market crashes
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Which LGPS are most exposed to UK property

Interactive graph of the week
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Modern Investor shortlisted for Data Journalism Awards

The series of data-driven stories focus on analyzing the holdings of public pension funds.
DJA 2016 Shortlist - Open Data Link to Story
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Do robots dream of asset managers?

In his 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick tells a story of an android hunter whose biggest dream is to replace his pet robotic sheep with a live one. For a person living in the post-apocalyptic world where owning a private robot servant or animals is nothing unusual, possession of a real live pet would be the ultimate status symbol.
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Amazon turns its back on German pay disputes with Polish hirings

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is also taking advantage of Poland’s competitive labour costs as it continues to face pay disputes in Germany. Since 2013, the workers’ union Verdi has organised several strikes by Amazon’s German warehouse employees — the latest coming just before Christmas.
Financial Times Link to Story
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Graph of the week: investors’ favourite alternative assets revealed

Pension funds are by far the largest investors in alternatives.
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Digital #storytelling: the next step in digital transformation

How do you recognise solid digital journalism?
Medium.com Link to Story
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Beyond pale, male and stale: the rise of emerging managers

Studies have shown time and again that diverse teams featuring women and people of different races outperform their ‘pale, male and stale’ rivals.
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Single fund bagging €6bn from sole investor revealed

Finnish pension fund for public sector workers Keva has allocated €6.1 billion to Mercer Investment Fund 2, which, according to the Citywire Global WOW (Who Owns What) database, is the largest allocation of a public institution to a single fund. Data is based on the Global WOW research which analysed the holdings of public pension funds in 12 countries, including 95 UK local authorities, as well as a bulk of retirement schemes from Finland, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Israel, Peru, Portugal and Sweden.
Modern Investor Link to Story
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Data Arabesque: how ESG investments can be driven by numbers

In December last year, the world reached a historic agreement. More than 190 nations pledged to limit the rise of global temperatures to less than two degrees in a deal widely believed to be crucial for creating a more sustainable world economy. ‘Something happened that has never happened before.
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About

Daniel Rzasa

I am a financial and data journalist with extensive experience in data-driven reporting and data visualisation, news writing, online journalism (including SEO and social media), as well as managing a multimedia newsroom.

Currently I am a reporter at Citywire's magazine Modern Investor, writing features and data-driven stories on how institutional investors shif away from traditional asset classes into alternative investment universe.

I am also a member and lead writer at the Citywire Global WOW (Who Owns What) project, shortlisted for the Data Journalism Awards 2016 in the category 'open data'.

Previously I worked as rRporter on coal desk at Argus Media in London, Editor-in-Chief at Forsal.pl in Warsaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsal.pl). I was also selected to participate in the EU Journalism Training at EurActiv.com in Brussels, as well as in the Foreign Correspondents'​ Programme in Helsinki.

In my career I have interviewed Janusz Lewandowski, EU Commissioner for budgetary affairs; Alexander Stubb, Finland's Minister for European Affairs, who went on to become the country's PM; Jan Kulczyk, billionaire, the richest man in Poland; Artur Tomala, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs. I also interviewed managers and CIOs of some of the largest investment companies in the world, including CalPERS, Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites, Aviva, ERS Texas.

I graduated from City University London with MA in Financial Journalism and the Council of Europe's Visegrad School of Political Studies.

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Skills

  • Data Visualisation
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Data Journalism
  • Digital Content
  • European Union
  • Interviews
  • Business Journalism
  • Financial Journalism
  • European Economy