InvestmentEurope – under new management

Some two and a half years on from launch, InvestmentEurope is undergoing a change of ownership that promises to deliver even better and more focused events and editorial content to its audience.

In an open letter, new CEO Nick Rapley (pictured) outlines the reasons for the change, and the improvements it intends to deliver.


One door closes, another one opens.

Back in 1994 I was fortunate enough to be one of the founding directors of a small publishing business with an idea for a business magazine. The company was called Incisive Media and the magazine was called Investment Week, a weekly publication aimed at the UK’s financial adviser market. There were thirteen staff. It took off like a rocket!

Nearly twenty years later Incisive Media is a global media company with over fifty brands, offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, and over 600 staff. This year the company will organise over five hundred events in twenty-seven countries on five continents. Incisive Media has come a long way from the days when it had one magazine and has now evolved to be a major force in business to business media.

One of the most exciting launches to come out of Incisive Media in recent years has been the product you are now reading, InvestmentEurope, a brand servicing the information needs of fund selectors and investment professionals across Europe. We launched this in March 2011 and the brand is now firmly established at the heart of the fund selector community, we hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful. The monthly publication is read by over 4,500 fund selectors but the digital edition, app and website have an audience well in excess of 10,000 now. Investment Europe events are held in major financial centres across Europe and bring asset managers together with fund selectors keen for the latest investment intelligence. The 2014 schedule of events will soon be announced so be sure to look out for this, it includes some exciting new formats and venues.

InvestmentEurope is another Incisive Media success story and the team behind it are passionate about the brand and the market it serves. We are therefore delighted to tell you that we have successfully completed a management buyout of the brand and set up a new company, Open Door Media Publishing Ltd. There are nine of us and it is like 1994 all over again. Everyone on the brand is now totally focused and committed to delivering first-class content of real value to fund selectors through our conferences, digital products and the publication. If you have any comments about anything we do, anything we could do better, we would be delighted to hear from you. We have some really exciting plans for developing InvestmentEurope and making it even more useful to you and the fund selector community.

The team is as follows:

Jonathan Boyd – Editor
Viola Caon – Italian Correspondent

Fausta Fanatismi – Head of Delegate Relations
Vanessa Forde – Head of Marketing
Alex Whiteley – Head of Events

Louise Hanna – Sales Director
Paul Edwards – Business Development Manager
Thomas Whittingham – Business Development Manager

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This is a new chapter in the history of Investment Europe and hopefully Open Door Media will be as successful as Incisive Media one day. As one door closes another one opens, as they say.

Nick Rapley

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