Katie Morley of the Investors Chronicle has been named Young Financial Journalist of the Year 2014 at the prestigious Wincott Awards.

Sir Geoffrey Owen, chairman of the Wincott Foundation, said: “It is unusual for a young journalist to approach stories with an eye to younger readers and with a voice which older readers will enjoy overhearing. Katie Morley comments in one article on concerns about pensions plan uptake among the young that from her experience, a Sky television contract might well be a better buy for the under 30s than a lock-in to an annuity. The judges applauded Katie’s directness, freshness and her sense of humour.”

The inaugural awards are organised by the Wincott Foundation, established in memory of distinguished economic journalist Harold Wincott, former editor of the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times columnist.

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