FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Charles A. Ruffel
Charlie Ruffel is the Director and founder of Asset International, the parent company of PLANSPONSOR Magazine, PLANSPONSOR.com, the PLANSPONSOR Institute and Global Custodian magazine. Charlie is an authority on global pension issues. He previously held posts at Institutional Investor and McCann-Erickson. He holds Masters degrees from Cambridge University and Columbia University.
K.P "Kip" McDaniel is the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Vice President of Asset International’s Chief Investment Officer (aiCIO)—a magazine focused on the world’s largest pension, sovereign wealth, insurance, and endowment & foundation investors. Before becoming the founding editor of the magazine in 2009, Kip was a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team. He has degrees from Harvard University and Cambridge University, and originally hails from Vancouver Island, Canada. He now resides in New York City.
SooJin Chun Buzelli
SooJin Buzelli is Senior Vice President, Design & Production. SooJin has been art directing and designing magazines for more than 12 years. She implemented a new vision for the design of PLANSPONSOR magazine, and translated that success into the art direction of many Asset International's products, including PLANADVISER and Global Custodian magazines and the newest Asset International brand, aiCIO.
Liz Pfeuti joined aiCIO in January 2012 after almost four years writing on all areas of finance with Dow Jones. She is responsible for European news and views, and building on the aiCIO brand base on the continent. Please get in touch on email@example.com
Leanna Orr is the Managing Editor of aiCIO. She earned a Master's degree at the Columbia School of Journalism in order to fulfill her life-long ambition to write about pensions. Leanna also attended the University of British Columbia, and previously interned at the BBC and WNYC. She suspects Kip hired her only to make a Canadian majority on the editorial team. Send news tips and compliments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT EUROPEAN EDITOR
Charlie Thomas joined aiCIO in April 2013 and is the newest member of the team. A history graduate, Charlie has spent the past seven years writing about finance, ranging from insurance to pensions, investments, banking and business. Having worked at the FT Group for four years, Charlie joined aiCIO after a stint at the Huffington Post UK as its business reporter. Send all news, tips and gossip to email@example.com
Noël d’Ablemont-Smith is the Global Publisher of aiCIO and the Vice President of Key Accounts for PLANSPONSOR and Planadviser. Since the inception of aiCIO in June 2009, Noel has been influential in building the brand. Noel has over fourteen years of experience in the financial media space. She previously held a post at Pensions and Investments.