• Financial Times appoints new editors of Investors Chronicle and FT Money

    London: The Financial Times has today appointed John Hughman editor of Investors Chronicle (IC), effective immediately, with responsibility for driving its print and digital content strategy, and leading its editorial team in delivering world-class, must-have content for the UK’s active, affluent investor community.
    Investors Chronicle, the FT’s 150-year-old publication, is the authoritative source of fund and share tips, analysis and independent commentary to help private investors make money.
    Gavin Daly, Financial Publishing Director, said: “During his tenure, John has been instrumental in Investors Chronicle’s award-winning coverage and growing its digital offering, leading the development of new mobile products and launching the award winning blog, Chronic Investor. His appointment comes at a time when the IC’s mission to empower investors to make informed investment decisions is of paramount importance and the demand for high quality, independent and trustworthy content has never been greater.”

    Peter Dodds, Publisher for Investors Chronicle, added: “People are accessing content in a variety of ways, through print, online and via their phone or tablet. John’s experience and leadership will ensure the IC continues to supply its readers with unrivalled content, across a growing number of platforms.”
    Hughman, currently associate editor of Investors Chronicle, joined the Financial Times in 2008 and has covered a number of sectors, including retail, tobacco, aerospace, and technology, producing regular share tips and multimedia features across a broad range of investment themes. Prior to joining IC, he worked as a senior analyst in technology at Ernst and Young, and as an equity analyst at a London-based merchant bank.
    Hughman succeeds Jonathan Eley, who after three years as editor of Investors Chronicle will take on a new post as editor of FT Money, effective immediately. Eley will be responsible for overseeing all of the FT’s personal finance coverage and editing the award-winning weekend Money section. He will also co-present the FT Money Show podcast and represent the FT at conferences.
    FT Money is the FT’s personal finance supplement which provides clear, unbiased comment and analysis on personal finance products and services, helping readers to invest wisely.
    During his 12 years at Investors Chronicle, Eley also served as its online editor, online news editor and companies writer. He led the launch of the IC website and the associated switch to a content-management system for all editorial copy.

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  • FT supports Pop-Up Mini Olympic Site in Southwark

    The Financial Times has helped launch a Pop-Up Mini Olympics site in Southwark, London, used by local school children.

    The project, run by BOST and the Southwark Council and sponsored by corporate supporters including the FT, has seen a disused public space transformed into a mini Olympics site. Open until October 2012, the area is used by children at 11 nearby schools, local young people and families. It features 400 tons of sand for beach volleyball, state of the art astroturf, table tennis, badminton, tennis, football, fixed wheel bikes, an athletics track and more.

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  • Financial Times announces judging panel for the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards

    NEW YORK: Today the Financial Times announced the panel of judges participating in the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme, sponsored by Citi. The judges, all leaders in their respective fields, will select the most innovative solutions to urban challenges in the fields of education, healthcare, energy and infrastructure.

    “The majority of the world’s population now lives in cities, drawn to them by the promise of employment and a better life,” said Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor and Editor of Special Reports at the Financial Times. “Alongside cities’ dynamism go the strains of over-crowding and congestion. Throughout the world, however, individuals and groups are coming up with inventive solutions to the problems of urban living. Our judging panel, all esteemed experts in their fields, will honour the best of city innovators.”

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  • Obama win preferred by global business leaders

    The Financial Times and The Economist today publish the results of the sixth FT/Economist Global Business Barometer, revealing twice as many respondents think the global economy will improve with Barack Obama in office for a second term than if Mitt Romney wins the US presidential election.

    However, among North American respondents, Mr Romney was tipped to be a better choice for business if elected while Mr Obama got a stronger vote for handling the global economy. The survey was undertaken in the last two weeks of July, before Paul Ryan was picked as the Republican running mate.

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