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Research team biographies

Introducing the Incisive Research Team


Our dedicated and cross-disciplined team of researchers includes professionals with expertise across all our core markets, including financial services, private equity, legal services, insurance and technology.  Based in the three regions of the world where we have offices, Incisive Research covers all major financial and professional markets in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Our team also has privileged access to Incisive Media's analysts and editorial staff around the globe.


Des Cahill - Director of Research

dsc-0037-des-cahillDes is an Oxford law graduate who qualified as a US Attorney in New York and as an English solicitor before working as a journalist for Legal Week. He worked for Slaughter and May, Linklaters and Dewey Ballantine. He became Director of Research in 2005 and analyses research findings for law firms in a series of management presentations.

Markets  Legal, Insurance, Financial Advisers, Pensions
Telephone  +44 207 316 9066
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James Mayer - Senior Analyst

jamesmayer100x100James holds an undergraduate degree in politics from The University of St Andrews and an LLB from The University of Edinburgh. He has worked in a variety of research settings in financial services and throughout the legal sector. He conducts the research for all Intelligence reports and also writes bespoke research benchmarkers for Legal Week Magazine.

Markets Legal, Insurance, Financial Advisers, Pensions
Telephone +44 207 316 9042
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Pierre-Andre Le Saux - Analyst

pierre-andre-le-sauxe2Pierre is an analyst with Unquote Intelligence. He graduated from Normandie Business School with a degree in Finance and Management and holds an MSc in Investment Management from Coventry University. Prior to joining Unquote Intelligence, Pierre worked for Barclays Investment Management in Paris and Scotia Bank in Montreal. Pierre specialises in market analyses and fund positioning projects. 

Markets Private Equity 
Telephone  +44 207 004 7512
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