Nick Arnott

Nick Arnott

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Nick Arnott is a Co-Founder of Activist Insight and Proxy Insight, both global leaders in providing global activist investing and global shareholder voting respectively. Both companies are established to provide unmatched intelligence to professionals in the global activist and voting space. Prior to this he co-founded Preqin, the preeminent supplier of information on alternative assets, which is now highly profitable and counts many of the leading private equity, hedge fund and real estate managers as customers. He also founded Virtual Trader, the virtual online trading platform during the boom. Nick has more than 20 years of experience building up a financial information business and has been an avid investor in crowdfunded businesses since 2013.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Activist Insight is a global source providing  a daily news service, profiles of all key activists, activist filings, performance data and returns analysis.

  • Proxy Insight combines detailed investor voting information with the actual principles used by each institution.

  • Today, Preqin employs over 100 people spread across offices in London, New York and Singapore.

  • Virtual Trader was the first UK online share trading simulation which provides investors with the opportunity to test trading strategies in a virtual environment.

  • Nick was also a Director at Citywatch, a company that provides accurate, timely and complete shareholder and market information available.