The Financial Times has seen a 14.1% increase year on year in UK readership – to 430,000 readers – in the 12 months to August 2009, according to the latest National Readership Survey figures.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “There is a greater demand than ever for the Financial Times as a trusted guide during challenging times, and these results are proof that our continued investment in quality journalism is working”.
The Financial Times will launch its popular FT Wealth magazine in the US on 16 October 2009. The high quality magazine, which underwent a redesign last year and is already distributed in the paper’s UK, European and Asian editions, will be published quarterly.
Aimed at “global citizens” with personal assets of over $1.65 million, in addition to the value of their home, FT Wealth analyzes specialist topics, including asset allocation, new and exotic investment products, investment alternatives (such as watches, art and wine), real estate and opportunities in emerging markets. It also examines broader wealth issues like inheritance, succession and philanthropy.
Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker at the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Dinner, to be held at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 29th October.
The longlist for the Award (www.ft.com/bookaward) was announced today, marking the first public release of the longlist for this prestigious Award that aims to identify the book providing the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of a new online clipping service, where registered users can save, store and share articles and webpages through FT.com. The clippings service is available at www.clippings.ft.com/
Users of the new service will be able to set up a clippings list, to save articles for future reference, and share their lists with friends and colleagues. Premium FT subscribers will also be able to save non-FT content.