Financial Times to launch FTfm in Asia

Asia - The Financial Times is launching its weekly supplement, FT fund management (FTfm) in Asia on Monday 3 October. FTfm will be distributed with the Asia edition of the FT.

The supplement will focus on the global fund management industry providing investment professionals with news, features, reviews, opinion and interviews with key players in this dynamic sector, as well as comprehensive listings and prices.

In 2002, FTfm was awarded Best Newcomer at the State Street Global Advisors UK Institutional Press Awards. In 2004, Simon Targett, former editor of FTfm was awarded the Commentator of the Year Award at the BVCA Private Equity & Venture Capital Journalist of the Year Awards. Judges described FTfm as the ?leading authoritative forum for coverage of the industry in the national press.?

Commenting on the launch of the supplement, Su-Mei Thompson, Managing Director for the Financial Times in Asia-Pacific said, ?Since we launched the FT?s  Asia edition, the paper has become an invaluable source of information for business professionals across the region. Although the daily paper already offers comprehensive coverage of the fund management industry, we are aware that our readers in Asia are keen to see more detailed information about this sector. And given that Asia is the fastest growing investment market in the world, FTfm will also offer advertisers an exciting opportunity to reach premium investment professionals in Asia?s key investment centres.?  

Further information

Joanna Manning-Cooper + 44 (0) 20 7873 4447 or Joanna.manning-cooper@ft.com

Joanne Wang + 852 2845 3311

Notes to editors:

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, has a daily circulation of over 427,000 and a readership of more than 1.6 million 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.