Financial Times Appoints FT Magazine Editor

Graham Watts has been appointed Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine. He replaces John Lloyd who has decided to return to a full-time writing role and will become a Contributing Editor of the magazine as well as writing regularly for the Financial Times newspaper.

Watts has been Deputy Editor of the FT Magazine since its launch in April 2003. Previous to this he was Deputy Editor of the world news desk. Watts joined the FT in 1985.

Andrew Gowers, Editor, commented: "I am delighted to appoint Graham to the position of Editor of the FT Magazine. His breadth of knowledge and international experience will ensure that the magazine will retain its commitment to high quality reporting and analysis. I am also pleased that John Lloyd, founding editor of the FT Magazine, will take on a full-time writing position, continuing to contribute to the magazine as well as to the paper. We owe a great deal to John: he has fulfilled the demanding brief of establishing a new magazine with distinction and great intellectual energy."

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About the Financial Times Group

The Financial Times Group, one of the world's leading business information companies, aims to provide a broad range of business information and services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people. 

The FT Group includes:

  1. The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 23 cities across the globe, has a daily circulation of over 427,000 and a readership of more than 1.6 million people worldwide.
  2. FT.com is one of the world's leading business information websites, and the internet partner of the FT newspaper. Since its relaunch in May 2002, the website has continued to be the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 3.9 million unique monthly visitors, generating 46 million page views and has almost 80,000 subscribers. FT.com broke even in December 2002.
  3. The FT Group's pan-European network of national business newspapers and online services including France's leading business newspaper and website, Les Echos and lesechos.fr.  In February 2000, the FT launched a new German language newspaper, FT Deutschland, with a fully integrated online business news and data service.
  4. Through FT Interactive Data, the FT Group is one of the world's leading sources of securities pricing and specialist financial information to global institutional, professional and individual investors.  Its products include eSignal, an online realtime streaming quotation service for brokers and active traders.
  5. FT Business, which produces specialist information on the retail, personal and institutional finance industries. It publishes the UK's premier personal finance magazine, Investors Chronicle, and The Banker, Money Management and Financial Adviser for professional advisers.
  6. The Financial Times Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including;
    • FTSE International, a joint venture with the London Stock Exchange.
    • Vedomosti, Russia's leading business newspaper and a partnership venture with Dow Jones and Independent Media
    • A 50% stake in BDFM, publishers of South Africa's leading financial newspapers and websites.
    • A 50% stake in The Economist Group, which publishes the world's leading weekly business and current affairs journal.
    • A 13.85% stake in Business Standard, one of India's leading financial newspapers.The FT Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media group.