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Lauren Radford

Fund performance analytics
Vice President
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Lauren Radford is Vice President of Fund performance analytics at MJ Hudson.

Lauren is an experienced financial professional, having worked for near ten years with fund managers, investors and advisers in alternative investments. Most recently specialising in responsible investment and venture capital. Lauren is the co-founder of a Women in VC network and a member of the EISA female leaders working group to try to help promote and engage more women in this field.


Prior to joining MJ Hudson, Lauren worked at a number of law firms within the city, including Pritchard Englefield, Deutsche Bank (legal department), and Kaim Todner.


  • Economics (BA), St Mary’s College, Durham University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), BPP University
  • Law (LLB), BPP University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), BPP University
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Lauren Radford, Danis Shafrakin and Kjartan Rist in a conversation with Concentric - the leading European activist VC firm. Topics include: European VC, hunting zebras, VC activism, early stage investing and more.
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MJ Hudson shines a light on VCTs in its new report

“MJ Hudson Allenbridge has publishd the inaugural edition of its VCT Spotlight Report. The report features information on all the VCTs fundraising in the 2019/20 tax year and provide a viewpoint of the current landscape (and performance).”
 –  Featured November 27, 2019

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