Pensions Correspondent – Financial Times (London)

The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity covering the global pensions industry from London.

This is a beat that involves getting under the skin of some of the world’s largest investment institutions at a time of upheaval.

Pension funds are facing a subdued outlook for investment returns and as average life expectancy increases, pensions have become a defining political issue across the world.

We are looking for stories on how global pension funds are investing their money, how they interact with policymakers, and how they are responding to changing demographics. From the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in Canada to the Australian Superannuation funds and the large US public pension plans like Calpers and Calstrs, you will be able to get under the skin of the key players.

The UK’s own pension fund industry is still reeling from the fallout from the disastrous mini-Budget, while reforms are under way to improve investment returns and better support the country’s stock market.


Your skills

We are looking for an energetic and resourceful individual and a proven all-rounder who is keen to make their mark reporting on this dynamic industry that touches upon investment management, public policy and the corporate world.

You will be able to write-up breaking news quickly, and will also be hungry to develop sources, generate splash-worthy scoops and craft insightful news-in-depth pieces. You must be confident in gathering off-diary news leads and spotting trends, and able to turn the pension fund industry into stories that bring it alive and grab the non-specialist reader.

The position is in Harriet Agnew’s asset management team but also involves working closely with the companies and markets desks, corporate reporters, parly, and colleagues in the US and Asia.


Please submit your application by the end of the day, Friday 5th July 2024. 



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