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Financial Times appoints Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor

The Financial Times has appointed Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor from 1 January 2014. In his new role Jenkins will oversee and shape the FT’s broader financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He will lead a team of journalists globally and work closely with editors in the markets, Lex, FT Money and FTfm teams.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Patrick has led our banking coverage over the past four years and forged a world-beating team of financial services journalists. He and his colleagues have demonstrated an enviable record of breaking news, consistently delivering front page stories on issues at the heart of our readers’ interests. His leadership skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to invest in core beats and develop our digital strategy.”

Jenkins will contribute to comment and analysis and continue to write for the Inside Business column. He will work closely with the investigations team on developing the FT’s deep, agenda-setting journalism in the financial services field. Sarah Gordon takes over the pan-regional banking beat as European business editor and associate editor from January.

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For further information please contact:

Kristina Eriksson, Financial Times
T: +44 (0)207 873 4961
E: Kristina.Eriksson@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 almost 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than 40% of total traffic and a quarter of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 32 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

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