Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

Ruth Sullivan

Dress down Wednesday it might be but nearly empty tube carriages on the Central line bound for Bank station gave more of an impression of the disappeared.

Among those on board only one (tieless) suit was spotted and its occupant appeared to be soundly asleep as if he had been travelling on the tube all night. The “pink ‘un”, usually poured over by communter bankers, analysts and asset managers en route to work, seemed to be another casualty of the disappeared.

Steve Johnson

As a journalist, it is always gratifying to receive feedback on one’s stories. The response to my piece EU convergence strategy under threat on March 16, examining whether “value at risk” will continue to be an acceptable measure of risk for Ucits funds, was particularly voluminous and pleasing.

Pleasing yes but, in some cases, head-scratchingly puzzling as well. Readers were keen to tell me why Var was the best thing since sliced bread/the worst thing since marmite/somewhere nicely in between – providing the world uses their own unique variant of Var of course.

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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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