John Authers has been the Financial Times’ Senior Investment Commentator, based in New York, since September 2014. He writes The Long View and Smart Money columns, which examines long-term market trends, and also presents the Authers’ Note daily stream of videos. Previously, he was the global editor of Lex, the FT’s flagship daily opinion column, and its investment editor, where he introduced the popular daily Short View video, and took a leading role in shaping the FT’s coverage of the global financial crisis.
Authers joined the FT in 1990 and during his career has served as its US markets editor, Mexico City bureau chief, US banking correspondent, UK education and local government correspondent, and as a personal finance correspondent.
In 2009, Authers was named senior journalist of the year by the Wincott Foundation, widely regarded as the most prestigious award in British financial journalism, for his coverage of the financial crisis. He also won Best in Business awards from The Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2008 and 2010 for his online video reports, and has twice been named the UK’s investment journalist of the year for national newspapers in the State Street Institutional Press Awards. Earlier in his career he was also named national newspaper education journalist of the year in 1994 by BTEC and UTA’s National Journalist of the Year in 1992.
Authers is the author of The Fearful Rise of Markets: Global Bubbles, Synchronized Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them in the Future (FT Press, May 2010), and its sequel Europe’s Financial Crisis (FT Press, October 2012). He has also written The Victim’s Fortune—Inside the Epic Battle Over the Debts of the Holocaust, co-authored with Richard Wolffe (Harper Collins 2002).
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