The Financial Times’ Lex comment column has a new editor. George
Graham has been promoted to the role from his current job as the FT’s
He replaces Hugo Dixon, who left Lex at the end of last year to chair a
new internet venture, BreakingViews. com. The site will offer instant
opinions on breaking business news.
Graham said part of his brief will be to expand Lex’s presence on the
FT’s web site. Lex’s comments on companies and their value are highly
influential in the City, and Graham wants to be able to publish the
column’s response to stories on-line, as they break.
He also wants the column to cover more international news. ’Clearly the
two biggest changes for us are to continue the internationalisation of
the column which in the past has been very UK-oriented, but increasingly
has ventured into the US and Europe.’
Graham has been banking editor at the FT since 1995. Before that he was
the FT’s Paris, and later, Washington correspondent.
- FT Business is planning to launch a personal finance magazine for
students, provisionally called Strapt for Cash, in the next few months.
FT Business intends to distribute the free magazine directly to around
100,000 students in the UK’s top universities. Strapt will initially
publish twice a year and is likely to be accompanied by a web site.