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The Drawdown provides vital insight and analysis for operational professionals in private equity and venture capital.

Our mission is to empower and celebrate operational professionals.

Operational professionals ensure funds are managed in a robust and compliant manner, thereby protecting investors and the wider economy. More than that, operational professionals lead on in-house technology strategies, regulations and compliance, fund structuring, ESG, cyber security and many more vital functions that ensure the well-being of the industry. It is against this backdrop that The Drawdown strives to shine a light on this vital work done.

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Alice Murray, Editor

Alice established The Drawdown in 2017.

She previously headed up communications and marketing at a UK early-stage venture capital firm, where she managed investor reporting and marketing activities. Prior to that, Alice was Editor of European private equity publication unquote” where she directed all content and events including The British Private Equity Awards.

Alice began her career at London-based publishing house Caspian Media, where she was a reporter for private equity-focused publication Real Deals. She then went on to join Argus Media, where she was Acting Editor of Argus FMB Ammonia.

Telephone: 0207 360 3443

Matthias Plötz, Reporter

Matthias started out in reporting as a researcher at The Legal 500, exploring legal market developments worldwide. Prior to this, he completed a LLM in technology, media and telecommunications law at Queen Mary University of London.

Previously a legal professional, Matthias also has a LLB in international and European law from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and held various legal assistant positions across public international law, music, tech, and corporate litigation.

Telephone: 0207 360 3496