About Extel

The Extel Survey began in 1974 with 53 asset management firms giving their views on the advice they were getting from their research analysts at stockbroking houses.

Extel is the foremost independent evaluation of quality across the European equities investment industry. Widely valued expertise in Developed & Emerging Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Frontier Markets, Extel provides valued insights on hot topics such as social responsibility, the impact of MiFID II and unbundling.

In March 2018, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc acquired Extel, integrating Extel into the Institutional Investor Research business, internationally recognised for its Sell-side and Corporate performance research and rankings. The acquisition combines best practices across both products and further strengthens the value proposition we continually strive to produce for our clients. Collectively, our mission is to be the first-choice and independent validation source of qualitative market intelligence for Equities, Fixed Income and Corporate Executive Team performance globally.

The Extel 2016 Survey saw over 14,000 investment professionals cast 1.1 million votes across the investment industry providing an unparalleled dataset to help you analyze and drive your market understanding.

In 2014, Extel was acquired by WeConvene, a revolutionary corporate access platform. Using the latest technology, we will expand our client solutions and enhance the integrity of the Extel product suite.

The Extel team is based in London and led by David Enticknap.

  • 1999
    Acquired by Thomson Reuters and the start of the transformation of Extel into the leading Pan-European Survey.
  • 2000
    Both collection of nominations and delivery of results happen online for the first time.
  • 2014
    Acquired by WeConvene and an increasing focus placed on leveraging new technology solutions offering a global corporate access platform, Extel market surveys, bespoke studies and an integrated broker voting service.
  • 2016
    Record number of participants (over 14,000 investment professionals) and votes cast (1.1 million).
  • 2017
    Initial integration steps between WeConvene & Extel undertaken to position Extel for the next exciting phase of growth.
  • 2018
    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international business information and events group, acquired 100% of Extel from WeConvene.

The Extel Team

David Enticknap

David Enticknap

Head of Extel

David joined Extel in August 2016 and is the Head of Extel. A former military helicopter pilot, David started his career in finance with five years in Equity Operations for NatWest Markets and UBS in London & Hong Kong. In 2003, he moved to CLSA, culminating in his role as Global Head of Client Management. A relocation to Europe followed in 2012, and he joined MainFirst AG as Head of Client Strategy in April 2014. David is married with three children and enjoys tennis, sailing, golf and cooking.

Mariola Mandla

Mariola Mandla

Head of Corporate Client Services

Mariola is Head of Corporate Client Services at Extel. Mariola joined Thomson Reuters in 2008 as an Extel Relationship Executive where she developed an expertise in Investor Relations. During that time she carried out corporate engagements with IR in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the USA; and collaborated with Thomson Reuters account managers, sales team and media relations. Mariola is fluent in English and Polish. Her interests outside work include cycling, Ashtanga yoga and sustainable living.

Dasom Lee

Dasom Lee


Dasom joined Extel in March 2017 soon after completing her MSc at UCL specialising in digital culture and information technology. She comes from a multicultural background and has lived in South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Dasom is an avid traveller, speaks fluent Korean and English, and hopes to learn Chinese and Italian. Dasom is a competitive swimmer and enjoys tennis, snowboarding and composing music on her piano.