FT Announcements

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Julia Carrick steps down as publisher of FT How To Spend It magazine

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FT’s Madrid bureau chief Tobias Buck named foreign journalist of the year

Spain’s Club Internacional de Prensa has named Tobias Buck (@TobiasBuckFT), FT bureau chief in Madrid, as foreign journalist of the year.

The jury said he had provided a “rigorous, expansive and topical narrative of the social, political and financial events in Spain over the past year, becoming a benchmark of good journalism”. Read more >>

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Financial Times announces top 400 broker-dealer financial advisers of 2015

NEW YORK, 25 March 2015: Today, the FT publishes the 2015 edition of the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers, which recognises the top financial advisers at broker-dealers across the US. The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialised content on asset management. The full list, along with deep insight into the financial advisory space, is available to download at this link.

The top advisers hail from 43 states and Washington, D.C., and represent 23 different brokerage firms, including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, which have the most advisers on the list. The average financial adviser in the FT 400 has 26 years of experience and manages $1.7 billion worth of assets. Less than three-quarters of the prior year’s FT 400 returned to this year’s list, which is a sign of how difficult the job of financial adviser has become. Read more >>

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Financial Times launches African macroeconomic database for global finance professionals

Access to Analyse Africa requires a paid licence. Please request your demonstration by contacting the team on +44 (0)20 7775 6900 or analyseafrica@ft.com

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Financial Times strengthens European reporting team and appoints diplomatic editor

Other changes to the FT’s 465-strong European editorial team include:

Roula Khalaf, foreign editor and assistant editor at the FT, said: “The FT’s European coverage has been a must-read for world leaders since our first international edition in 1979, and these appointments demonstrate our commitment to continue setting the agenda in this important region. The creation of the European diplomatic editor role recognises new challenges in European diplomacy and growing questions about the future of the EU.” Read more >>

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Financial Times strengthens digital focus with four senior appointments

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World’s leading digital publishers launch new programmatic advertising alliance, Pangaea

Spearheaded by the Guardian, Pangaea brings together CNN International, the Financial Times and Reuters as founding partners, with The Economist also providing access to advertising inventory.

The alliance is being launched in beta from April 2015 and will offer advertisers the ability to access inventory across the group of premium publishers via the Rubicon Project technology platform. During the beta phase Pangaea will offer display solutions both as a standalone product and alongside existing publisher initiatives including native advertising programmes and publisher trading desks. Read more >>

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Financial Times wins Business Team of the Year at Press Awards

11 March 2015: The Financial Times won the Business Team of the Year category at the Press Awards in London last night for its Silk Road Redux, Silver Economy and Big Tech at Bay series. The awards recognise the work of UK national newspapers in print and on digital platforms. Read more >>

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Financial Times – 2014 results

The FT’s total circulation grew 10% year-on-year to nearly 720,000 across print and online. FT.com subscriptions grew 21% to almost 504,000, with digital now representing 70% of the FT’s total paying audience. Mobile is the fastest growing channel, driving almost half of total traffic.

Circulation gains were underpinned by a resilient advertising performance, with the FT taking market share globally. This year, the FT pioneered a new advertising currency based on “exposed time” and sold by cost per hour (CPH). Powered by technology partner Chartbeat, it is available to clients in addition to traditional impression metrics. How To Spend It, the FT’s luxury lifestyle magazine, marked its 20th anniversary in 2014 and attracted record advertising revenues, bucking the trend in a challenging climate. Read more >>

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