The Financial Times’ personal finance title FT Money relaunches tomorrow with new writers and a new audience focus. Paul Lewis, presenter of BBC Radio 4′s Money Box, investment authors Don Ezra and Maike Currie, and new personal finance ‘money mentor’ Lindsay Cook, join an award-winning team of writers and commentators that include Merryn Somerset Webb, editor of MoneyWeek; veteran City investor Terry Smith; and founder of Fisher Investments Ken Fisher.
Established as a publication for readers who are confident enough to manage their own investments and come to FT Money for inspiration, the title is now seeing increasing interest from younger readers who – spurred by changes in the pensions industry – want to make the most informed decisions about their finances.
The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its eleventh year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike. Each year it recognises the title that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.
Today the Financial Times launches Ambitious Wealth, refocusing the award-winning FT Wealth magazine to look at how the private fortunes of the Second Gilded Age are being used. Edited by Hugo Greenhalgh and published six times a year, FT Wealth will examine how the wealthy of the 21st century seek to change the world through business, finance and philanthropy.
“Wealth is becoming younger and more mobile – and more ambitious,” says Greenhalgh. “Elon Musk is seeking to conquer space while Yuri Milner is trying to find a cure for death. The next generation of wealthy are tackling those issues usually the preserve of governments – and they have budgets to match.”
Not for decades has the menswear market been so buoyant, nor men been so receptive to sartorial experimentation. Sales of luxury menswear grew to over £25bn in 2014, an increase of more than 31% since 2009 and outpacing womenswear. This summer saw the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a standalone showcase of American menswear, and London Collections:Men (which launched in 2012) continues to grow in size and influence. As a result, designer brands and traditional tailors are courting new and existing customers with a more creative and contemporary approach to luxury dressing.
“Wise Guise is perfectly timed to capture this zeitgeist for the FT’s cosmopolitan, affluent, discerning readers,” said Gillian de Bono, editor of How to Spend It. “This magazine is for busy professionals who want to update their look with the minimum fuss and maximum impact, or simply polish their image in nuanced ways. We’re very excited about its future.”