The Financial Times has appointed Adrian Barrick as editorial content director of FT Specialist, which includes well-known brands including The Banker, Investors’ Chronicle and fDi Intelligence.

FT Specialist is composed of 19 brands and has almost 425,000 paying readers. Barrick will be responsible for ensuring editorial excellence across UK and European titles, including new product initiatives, and will support editors to deliver content strategies that support the overall growth plans of FT Specialist.

Barrick has almost three decades of experience leading B2B brands in the UK, US and Asia. He was previously group editorial director at Incisive Media, and has held senior positions at Haymarket Media Group and UBM. He was named editorial director of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors for 2021-22 and digital leader of the year by the Professional Publishers Association for 2017-18.

FT Specialist managing director Carola York said: “Adrian’s experience impressed us because it combines strong and proven editorial skills with dynamic and strategic vision and I’m delighted that he has joined the FT. This newly-created role will provide invaluable help to both the editors of our European titles and our New Product Development team as they bring new editorially-led subscription products to market.”

Adrian Barrick said: ”I am thrilled to have joined FT Specialist. The business has some stellar brands and a highly-talented and ambitious team dedicated to ensuring our products both lead and inform the communities they serve. I’m really looking forward to contributing to their continuing success and learning a lot along the way.’’


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About FT Specialist

FT Specialist, part of the FT Group, is a portfolio of premium brands and products designed for audiences in nine distinct sectors. These include: banking, fund management, financial advisory, personal investment, sustainable finance/ESG, economic development and foreign investment, US corporate boards, insurance, and consumer packaged goods.

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 1.2 million, more than one million 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.