Diana is a recognised expert on trends in the investment fund arena having initiated the first authoritative research on the European markets in 1990. This research included a number of unique data gathering projects designed to aid fund management groups develop their strategies for gathering assets not just in Europe’s diverse markets but on a global basis. Over a period of seven years her most recent research venture (FERI FMI) developed into a multi-million pound business, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters. She has now established a new research business with long-term colleague Rodney Williams, which comprises a monthly report on industry trends called Fund Radar and a majority stake in the Berlin-based distributor research company Fund Buyer Focus, acquired in January 2011.
With more than 20 year’s experience of monitoring the development of fund markets Diana has been called as an expert witness to the European Parliament’s deliberations on the impact of Ucits and has participated in numerous European Commission initiatives, and industry Think Tanks. She is a member of Alfi’s Strategy Committee and has assisted in the promotion of the EFAMA fund classification standards.