Announcements

  • The Financial Times and The Bodley Head announce the winner of their third annual essay prize

    The winning essay will be published in the Financial Times Life & Arts on 3rd January 2015. The winner will be interviewed on the Vintage Podcast and for FT.com, and will also receive:

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  • How To Spend It auction raises £362,650 for Save the Children

    In an industry first, all 83 items and experiences pictured in the magazine were auctioned in an online sale by Christie’s. Star lots included a Chopard Tourbillon watch made of Fairmined 18ct rose gold, a bespoke Paul Smith suit and first fitting with Sir Paul, a champagne-paired dinner for six hosted by Olivier Krug in his childhood home in Reims, and a one-of-a-kind Prada crocodile handbag. The magazine also featured interviews with Colin Firth, Marc Newson, Stella McCartney, René Redzepi and Lapo Elkann.

    Gillian de Bono, editor of How To Spend It, said: “This is a terrific result and demonstrates the incredible generosity of How to Spend It readers and all the luxury brands who donated lots. I am hugely grateful to my team for their tireless work over the nine months this issue has been in production and to Christie’s who waived all commissions for the project.”

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  • Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds launch award for artists in emerging markets

    These awards will recognise the most exciting writers, film-makers and artists coming out of emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The growing importance of these regions, both economically and culturally, is recognised in the coverage of the Financial Times and through our specialist publications such as the Confidentials and BeyondBrics,” said Michael Skapinker, FT associate editor and chair of the judges.

    Justin Leverenz, Director of Emerging Market Equities at OppenheimerFunds, added: “There is a remarkable structural shift in the world, propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advancing ubiquity of the internet. More connectivity and greater heterogeneity of voices in the business, science and arts communities are leading to a new Renaissance. As an influential investor in the world’s developing markets, we want to help amplify extraordinary artistic voices in these countries by providing a platform for the discovery and advancement of this exceptional talent.”

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  • New Financial Times and IE Business School venture to provide custom education for executives

    The Financial Times and IE Business School today announce the launch of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT | IE CLA), a new joint venture providing premium custom learning for business leaders. The partnership connects the academic excellence of prominent business schools with the FT’s award-winning journalism and insight into real world business challenges.

    The FT | IE CLA partners with the world’s leading business schools from Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, to design and deliver tailored programmes that meet the learning needs of today’s executives. Schools partnering for the launch include Yale School of Management (United States), Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Antai Business School (Jiatong University, China), Renmin Business School (China), Singapore Management University, and EGADE Business School (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), among others. Together they make one of the largest pools of local and international expertise and content. The unique programmes combine face-to-face modules with innovative online and offline learning methods. Programs can be delivered in multiple languages including Arabic, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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  • Peter Spiegel one of top ten most followed journalists by world leaders

    FT Brussels bureau chief Peter Spiegel (@SpiegelPeter) is one of the top ten most followed journalists by world leaders, according to the latest Twiplomacy analysis by global PR firm Burson-Marsteller.

    His “How the Euro Was Saved” series is considered the definitive account of the events of 2011 and 2012 that forever changed Europe. It was one of the best read series on FT.com of 2014 and shortlisted for a British Journalism Award.

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