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  • FT shortlisted for Comment Awards 2014

    Sep 25th, 2014

    The Financial Times has been shortlisted for the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the UK’s finest and most influential print and online commentators and their editors. The FT has earned an impressive 10 nominations in 8 categories:

    The winners will be announced at a breakfast ceremony on 25th November in London. The full shortlist can be found here.

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  • Financial Times hosts Autumn Party in New York

    Sep 24th, 2014

    On Tuesday, September 23, the Financial Times welcomed 175 guests to a reception on The Roof at the Viceroy Hotel in New York.

    Hosted by Editor Lionel Barber, US Managing Editor Gillian Tett and Deputy CEO and Global Commercial Director Ben Hughes, the event celebrated new developments at the FT, including the refresh of the 126-year-old pink paper and Tett’s appointment.

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  • Financial Times and McKinsey announce shortlist for 2014 Business Book of the Year Award

    Sep 24th, 2014

    24 September 2014: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its tenth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike and recognises a title that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.

    For this year’s shortlist, the distinguished judges have chosen the six most influential business books in 2014:

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  • Appointments & Oversight Committee

    Sep 5th, 2014

    Baroness Wheatcroft (Chair)

    Former journalist and businesswoman Baroness Wheatcroft graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB Law degree and went on to work on several national newspapers, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief at Wall Street Journal Europe. A prize winning reporter, winner of the Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalism and London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year, Baroness Wheatcroft launched Retail Week, a specialist trade magazine in 1988, and is a former Business Editor of The Times and a former Sunday Telegraph Editor.

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  • Greg Callus

    Sep 5th, 2014

    Greg Callus is a barrister specialising in media, technology and information law. He was educated at Corpus Christi RCHS in Cardiff and the United World College of the Atlantic, before reading for a BA History & Politics and a MA Political Philosophy at the University of York. He worked in industry for Nestle and Accenture, during which time he deputised for editor Mike Smithson at He took a second MA at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York as a Fulbright Scholar.

    Upon his return from America, he joined the Guardian as a Community Moderator while studying to become a lawyer at City University, London. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2012, completing his pupillage at 20 Essex St, a set of chambers specialising in international commercial arbitration. He has spent the last year at the Royal Courts of Justice, first as Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, and then as acting Legal Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Rt. Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. He is also studying for a part-time PhD in conflicts of law and digital technology, funded by the Engineering Faculty and the Centre for Ethics and Law at UCL, and will shortly begin a third-six at 5RB chambers, a leading set in media privacy and information law.

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