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Preqin hires CTO

Africa Global Funds
May 18, 2021, 1:13 p.m.

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Preqin, an alternative assets data, tools and insights provider, has appointed Tom Hunt as Chief Technology Officer.

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Preqin, an alternative assets data, tools and insights provider, has appointed Tom Hunt as Chief Technology Officer.

In addition to scaling up Preqin’s technology efforts, Hunt will focus on further developing the company’s solutions and data services to continue to provide the alternatives industry with data and insights.

Hunt was formerly a technology leader at Kantar and GlobalWebIndex, both market research and data analytics companies.

He brings a breadth of experience leading engineering and development teams and leveraging data science to collect and manage large and complex datasets.

Hunt joins Preqin at a time when the company is rapidly growing its solutions and technology partnerships.

Commenting on his appointtment, Hunt said: “Preqin’s focus on innovative data solutions and customer-centricity really stood out for me. The people I have met so far at Preqin all impressed me with their industry knowledge and innovative way of thinking. I look forward to extending the company’s leading edge as the undisputed leader in alternative assets data.”

Preqin recently launched a suite of ESG data solutions that bring transparency and comparability to the private markets and a managed data service that enables limited partners with full-service portfolio reporting.

This year, the company expanded its partnership network to make its leading alternative assets data available to customers through the Amazon Web Service Data Exchange and Snowflake Partner Network.

Mark O’Hare, founder and CEO of Preqin, said: “We are incredibly excited to have Tom on board. His experience will be instrumental in continuing to develop Preqin’s cutting-edge solutions. Our technology will enable our team of global researchers to collect the industry’s most comprehensive alternative assets data and make it available to our customers in the way they prefer – through our world-class platform Preqin Pro, APIs, mobile app or through one of our many industry partners. Over the last year, Preqin has gone from strength to strength and with an ongoing focus on developing and enhancing our tech capabilities, we will continue to provide our clients with actionable insights and forward-looking information they cannot find anywhere else.”

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