Matthew Vincent named as new editor of Investors Chronicle

London, 15th March 2002. Financial Times Business today announces the appointment of Matthew Vincent as the new Editor of Investors Chronicle, the UK’s leading magazine for private investors.

Matthew Vincent has a strong track record in financial journalism, with 12 years’ experience of the private investment market. Currently Head of Content of Investors Chronicle Online, his previous roles include 5 years as Editor of Moneywise, the UK’s best selling financial magazine.

He has also presented BBC2’s ‘Pound for Pound’ personal finance programme, and has been a regular contributor to personal finance progammes on the BBC, ITN, Sky and CNBC.

Neil O’Brien, Publishing Director of Financial Times Business commented;

“ Editing Investors Chronicle is one of the best jobs in financial journalism. We are delighted to appoint Matthew as the new Editor of Investors Chronicle. He is a fantastic journalist with huge experience of the private investment market, and a strong nose for the type of hard news and analysis our readers expect from us.

The current turbulence in global stock markets has created a strong demand from private investors for authoritative, independent and sharp analysis of key issues and trends. With Matthew at the helm, our readers will get the best in-depth private investment coverage around, and we are certain he will take the publication from strength to strength. ”

Investors Chronicle, and the Investors Chronicle Online, are the definitive sources of analysis and tips for UK stockmarket investors. With an average UK circulation of 51,121, Investors Chronicle is the UK’s leading publication for private investors

Previous Editors of Investors Chronicle include Andreas Whittam-Smith (1970 – 1977), and Harold Wincott, who edited for 21 years. Matthew Vincent replaces Ceri Jones, who edited the magazine from 1996 to 2002.

Notes to editors:

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2. FT.com, the newspaper’s internet partner, which combines agenda-setting editorial with relevant financial data and discussion groups, as well as a broad range of business tools including the largest search function on the internet. FT.com has more than 48 million monthly page views and over 2.4 million unique monthly visitors.
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, and Spain’s leading business newspaper and website, Expansion and expansiondirecto.es. 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.
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· 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.

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