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Sophia Grene

I walked away from the university careers counselling service because their idea of ‘alternative careers’ was teaching. Even journalism was too imaginative a career – or possibly those alumni of that particular university didn’t need to rely on formal processes to get a job at Daddy’s newspaper.

The fund management community, in contrast, is more imaginative. It harbours a number of people with surprising alternative careers in their past or even in parallel to their current jobs.

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FTfm is no longer updated but it remains open as an archive.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

About the authors

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.

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