FT Announcements

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Disruptive forces and digital engagement top the agenda at FT Digital Learning Week

Presentations, discussions and interactive workshops for FT staff in London, New York, Hong Kong, Manila and Beijing will take place from 12-16 October and many sessions will be live streamed on the FT’s intranet. The conversation can be found on Twitter at #FTDLWRead more >>

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Financial Times hosts second annual Alphaville Pub Quiz in New York

A copy of the Volcker Rule, prize for the first place Pub Quiz winners, signed by Former Chairman Volcker with a different inscription on each. On one, he writes: “Read it carefully, all 500 pages.”

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Financial Times publishes first video documentary on illegal wildlife trade


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Financial Times launches content marketing suite FT²

For further information:
Editors, please contact: Kristina.Eriksson@ft.com
For advertising opportunities and methodology: Alexis.Jarman@ft.com

About the Financial Times
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 737,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic.

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FT Money puts personality back into personal finance

25 September 2015: 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. Read more >>

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Financial Times And McKinsey announce shortlist for 2015 Business Book Of The Year Award

22 September 2015: 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. Read more >>

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FT Launches Ambitious Wealth

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.” Read more >>

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How To Spend It launches Wise Guise

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.” Read more >>

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FT.com celebrates 20 years with 24 hours free access

The initiative is part of a three-stage campaign focussed on reach, reader engagement, and digital subscriptions. In phase one, the FT drove current and potential readers towards its world class journalism, through targeted digital promotion on social media channels and elsewhere.

Phase two commences on Wednesday 9 September and includes 24-hours of free access to FT.com, enabling new readers to sample exclusive content. The third phase will offer subscriptions to new users of the product. The campaign will run on desktop, mobile and digital out of home in financial districts in the US and UK and include placements within well-known office buildings. Read more >>

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Financial Times appoints Tom Betts as its first chief data officer

In this role, Tom will oversee the strategic use of customer data and research across the organisation. He will help identify growth opportunities as well as experimenting and testing new ideas with the aim of building audiences and revenues. In addition to supporting product development, advertising and audience engagement with data insight, Tom and his team will create new tools to democratise the use of data across the business.

John Ridding, FT CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to the FT executive board in recognition of the contribution data insight brings to the FT’s performance and success. His experience leading our data analytics team during a hugely important part of our digital transformation will be fundamental to the continued growth of our digital and subscription business.” Read more >>

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