Today the Financial Times launches Unhedged, a weekday newsletter covering the world of markets and finance. To-the-point and sophisticated, Unhedged is a smart, timely, informal update that marries strong opinion to hard facts. Written for industry insiders, this weekday digest is compiled by the FT’s seasoned US finance editor, Robert Armstrong.  

Unhedged gives its subscribers a competitive edge like no other finance-focused newsletter thanks to Robert’s intimate knowledge of markets and Wall Street actors, and the FT’s full view of the corporate landscape and political spheres. It is this pedigree, combined with an irreverent, plainspoken delivery, that makes the newsletter unique and valuable to those at the heart of Wall Street. Bankers, executives, analysts, investors, advisors, lawyers and more will find critical insights and take-aways for their dynamic day ahead. It will also be an enjoyable read - Robert is not just an experienced analyst but also one of the Financial Times’ best-known columnists.

The newsletter dives into the most consequential movements and changes on Wall Street, offering smart, punchy insight and analysis every weekday morning at 6:30am BST. It also offers exclusive insights from some of the industry's most valuable but hard-to-reach sources. 

Robert Armstrong earned a PhD in philosophy and worked as an analyst at a hedge fund before switching to journalism. At the FT, he has edited the Lex column, served as chief editorial writer, and reported on Wall Street banks - and writes a regular men’s style column. 

Peter Spiegel, US managing editor of the Financial Times, said, "Wall Street is the symbolic centre of capitalism the world over. Its influence on the global economy and business mean it’s of crucial interest to the FT's American audience. Unhedged will bridge a gap in fast-paced finance news to give our readers the daily insights they need to stay ahead”.

Armstrong added, “The problem facing finance professionals is not too little information - it’s too much information. Unhedged cuts through the noise, analysing the few market and industry trends that really matter, leveraging the FT’s unparalleled network of correspondents and access to top sources worldwide. It will make you smarter, every day”. 

Unhedged is available for existing FT subscribers and trialists.

Today’s newsletter is free for anyone to read, here.

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About the Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of more than one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

In 2020 the FT was voted the most trusted media brand by the Global Business Influencers survey - a global syndicated media and insight survey tracking the media, business, financial, luxury and travel habits of the most senior global business executives, representing the top 0.5% or 2.5 million of the working population.