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Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, Digital Finance +44 (0)20 8080 9172

Alex Hammond is the managing editor of the digital finance portfolio of Contentive, which includes bobsguide, GTNews and PaymentEye. An avid journalist and editor, he writes industry analysis articles and conducts exclusive interviews with senior industry figures across all titles, in addition to commissioning all thought leadership content and representing the media brands at industry events.
Alex has a wealth of experience in B2B editorial, including covering the FX trading and financial spread betting industries. In his last role he was head of content at the gambling industry's premier B2B publishing house. He graduated from the University of Bristol with an LLB in Law in 2009, away from the office his passions include playing golf and horseracing.

Alara Basul, Digital Finance Reporter +44 (0)20 8080 9172

Alara Basul is the digital finance reporter for bobsguide and its sister websites GTNews and PaymentEye. She has previous experience in both online editorial and print magazines, as well as working as a news presenter focusing on current global events. Alara studied at Syracuse University in New York before beginning her career in journalism.

Stephen McMaugh, Sales Director +44 (0)20 8080 9164

Stephen is Sales Director for bobsguide, responsible for directing and leading commercial efforts and overseeing contract service delivery. Prior to joining the AFP group in 2010 McMaugh was Senior Account Manager at Informa Plc (M&T Division) managing a portfolio of accounts in the Benelux and Middle East regions for the daily shipping newspaper, Lloyds List. Stephen has more than 15 years' experience in business-to-business (B2B) publishing sales and management.

Stefano Perciballi, Business Development Manager +44 (0)20 8080 9165

Stefano is Business Development Manager for He is responsible for helping financial technology vendors, industry bodies and associations communicate their message to the market through a variety of tailored platforms on With more than 12 years sales experience, Stefano is passionate about providing ways to demonstrate return on investment and increase lead generation and market exposure for bobsguide clients. Passions include travel, photography, motorsport, skiing & mountain biking.

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