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Ipsos study names FT Europe’s most important business read

Over a quarter of the world’s top two million business influencers regard the FT as Europe’s most influential media brand (25.4%), followed by CNN (24.7%), and BBC World News (23.9%). The FT was also identified as having the highest brand reach of any international publication in Europe, (53%)*.

Globally, FT readers control 54% of the available business expenditure budget measured by GBI. 80% of FT readers in the US are classified as C-Suite, and in Asia 32% of FT readers are considered to be high net worth individuals. Read more >>

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Financial Times Reveal the Top 401 Retirement Advisers of 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016: The Financial Times today released the Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Advisers of 2016, recognizing the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. The second annual list was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialised content on asset management.

The average FT 401 adviser has 18 years of experience advising DC plans and manages $950 million in DC plan assets. They hail from 41 states and Washington, D.C.; California had the most advisers on the list, followed by New York and Texas. Read more >>

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Financial Times and McKinsey announce shortlist for 2016 Business Book of the Year Award

NEW YORK: 7 September 2016: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its twelfth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike. Each year it recognises a work which provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. Read more >>

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Two thousand attend inaugural FT Weekend festival

The full list of speakers is available here. Find all of the photos from the wonderful day here.

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Financial Times launching on Line

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Financial Times appoints John Kundert as chief technical officer

In his previous role as director of platforms, Kundert was instrumental in establishing the FT’s data platform, which forms the backbone of an award-winning set of data capabilities. More recently, Kundert held a wider cross platform role, extending his reach to universal publishing and membership. As CTO, Kundert will oversee all areas of technology, ensuring that technical strategies and solutions are aligned with business needs and vision.

FT chief product and information officer Cait O’Riordan said: “John has a long track-record at the FT of delivering ground-breaking digital solutions. His FT domain knowledge, together with his experience at a leading startup commercialising data, will be invaluable as we embrace the challenges of tomorrow.” Read more >>

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Shortlists Announced for 2016 FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

“It was an exciting experience to be a part of the judging process for the second year in a row,” said Michael Skapinker, associate editor of the Financial Times and chair of the judges. “It was an honour for me and our panel of judges to have the opportunity to examine the work of these gifted artists and we are thrilled now to be able to share that talent.”

The winners in each category will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on September 26 in New York City. All shortlisted artists will be invited to attend and winners will receive a $40,000 award. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $5,000 award. Read more >>

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Financial Times announces VR partnership with Google


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 in excess of 800,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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Financial Times makes key Brexit appointments

21 July 2016: The Financial Times announces a string of new editorial appointments to further strengthen its coverage of Britain’s exit from the European Union, for a growing global readership.


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FT Festival of Finance draws record crowd

Hosted by FT Alphaville, the third iteration of this event hosted over 100 speakers on five stages, tackling the debate on Brexit, tax havens, peak globalisation, the economic impact of shifting global demographics, China’s search for a new business model, Abenomics and much more.


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