Daniel Rzasa

Business & Financial Journalist

London, UK

Daniel Rzasa

Financial and data journalist.


Which LGPS are most exposed to UK property

Interactive graph of the week
Modern Investor Link to Story

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

Graph of the week: investors’ favourite alternative assets revealed

Pension funds are by far the largest investors in alternatives.
Modern Investor Link to Story

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

My #dataviz portfolio

A selection of my data visualizations. Link to Story

Datawatch: tumbling car sales in Russia

The weakening rouble and the recession will cause a 24-per cent contraction in new cars sales in Russia this year, to the levels last seen in 2009. In 2014 new car and light commercial vehicles sales dropped by 10.3 per cent, according to AEB Automobile Manufacturers’ Committee, a lobby group for European businesses which operate in Russia.
Financial Times - FT data Link to Story

Datawatch: renewables take top spot in Germany

Renewables outstripped lignite, the most polluting form of coal, as Germany’s top power source for the first time ever in 2014. This was a big milestone for the country’s energy transition, or Energiewende, which aims to use renewables for 80 per cent of Germany’s energy needs by 2050, and to stop using nuclear energy by 2022.
Financial Times - FT data Link to Story

Datawatch: Inflation in Ukraine hits 14-year high

The conflict in Ukraine has pushed the country’s inflation to a 14-year high. Consumer prices rose by nearly a quarter in 2014 and fruits now cost one and a half times more than a year ago. One of the reasons for the drastic rise in the CPI inflation rate – from 0.5 per cent in 2013 to 24.9 per cent last year – was the government raising higher tariffs on natural gas and other services to fight the deficit.
Financial Times - FT data Link to Story

Datawatch: Large ship losses

Losses of large ships have been steadily declining over the past decade.
Financial Times - FT data Link to Story

Index of Economic Freedom 2014 – mapped

Data Journalism Example - the Heritage Foundation's Index mapped using Google Fusion Tables and Datawrapper. Link to Story


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 in Warsaw ( I was also selected to participate in the EU Journalism Training at 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.



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