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Complementary skill sets and significant expertise

Activist Insight is able to call upon extensive experience in the field of financial data provision across several disciplines. We are well positioned to meet the information requirements of our extensive client base, at record speed. Meet some of the team below.

Josh Black


New York Office

Josh is the editor-in-chief of Activist Insight, handling the company’s news, publications, vulnerability reports and public relations. In 2014 he relaunched the first magazine dedicated to shareholder activism, now known as Activist Insight Monthly. Josh is regularly interviewed by the media as an expert on shareholder activism, and also speaks at conferences on a frequent basis.

Josh graduated in Modern History from the University of Leeds in 2009 and in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford in 2013, working in financial services in London in between.

Adam Riches

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

London Office

Adam directs Activist Insight’s global sales operations, securing new business, attending events and managing the accounts of an international blue chip client-base. He was involved with the design and construction of the original Activist Insight Online platform ahead of its launch at the end of 2012 and continues to contribute to product development.

Adam graduated in History from the University of York in 2011 and also has a background in law having studied at BPP Law School in London.

Kerry Pogue

Co-founder & Managing Director

London Office

Kerry co-founded Activist Insight in 2012 and is the managing director of the company.

He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2007 with a first class BSc honors degree in Physiology.

Kerry has a background in financial information having joined Preqin in 2008, where he headed up products focused on private equity funds and fund managers.

Nick Arnott


London Office

Nick has 20 years’ experience of building up financial information businesses. He co-founded Activist Insight and Proxy Insight.

Prior to this he co-founded Preqin, the preeminent supplier of information on alternative assets, in 2002. It is now highly profitable and counts many of the leading private equity, hedge fund and real estate managers as customers. It employs over 100 people spread across offices in London, New York and Singapore.

Nick Dawson

Co-founder, Proxy Insight

London Office

Nick is a member of the management team of Activist Insight and managing director and co-founder of Proxy Insight. He has significant experience running investor relations and financial information businesses. Most recently he significantly expanded Capita Investor Relations with a number of key deals including Deutsche Bank and Peel Hunt in the UK, and BNP Paribas Securities in France. In addition, he created a number of new verticals including Proxy Solicitation and Fixed Income.

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