Daily Archives: March 16, 2009

Sophia Grene

Index providers have not traditionally thought of themselves as the cutting edge of financial innovation. Standard & Poor’s director of index research, Gareth Parker, even confessed his activities used to be ‘very boring’ at a ‘teach-in‘ for journalists last week.

Now, apparently, index provision is fun and exciting, to the point where Mr Parker thinks index providers are the new investment bankers.

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FTfm is no longer updated but it remains open as an archive.

FTfm's specialist writing team offer their insights into the global fund management industry.

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Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

Steve Johnson, FTfm deputy editor, has been a journalist for 17 years, 10 of which have been with the FT.

Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.