Professionals in the banking industry require accurate global analysis on business, economics, politics and the markets, and for this they turn to the FT.
From macro-level reporting and connected global coverage, to email briefings providing accurate insights and analysis, banking experts who subscribe to the FT can make more informed business decisions. Read on to see how the FT supports key banking roles.
Stay informed with trusted, global coverage from FT journalists
An FT Group Subscription provides access to over 600 journalists worldwide. Working across continents, FT journalists connect the dots between global trends to ensure every aspect of a story is captured and analysed. Below are some of the key FT journalists who subscribers from the banking sector tend to find particularly valuable.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator
Martin Wolf is the FT's chief economics commentator and is widely regarded as the premier economics commentator in the world. His articles give readers a portal into understanding current economic news stories and an insight into future trends impacting their industries.
Renowned for his ability to connect stories across finance, politics and central banking, banking professionals can use Wolf’s commentary to sense-check and see different perspectives on key economic issues. In turn, readers get a panoramic view of key risks and opportunities and help them make better business decisions.
Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs correspondent
Gideon Rachman, is the FT’s chief foreign affairs correspondent and analyses significant political and macroeconomic events across the globe. Covering topics such as EU foreign policy, US-China relations and Chinese politics & policy, Rachman provides reliable analysis and essential insights helping readers to navigate key macro risks and trends.
Alongside being a FT columnist, Rachman heads up the FT’s Rachman Review podcast. Available on all podcast platforms, listeners hear Rachman meet the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs. The podcast explores probing conversations with politicians, intellectuals and analysts around the globe.
Part of our role is being able to anticipate changes that might impact the bank. That’s where the FT is invaluable. The FT’s commentators bring together developments from different markets and financial disciplines to highlight emerging trends or issues – before they become mainstream.Head of information centre, BNP Paribas
Gillian Tett, chair of the editorial board and US editor-at-large
Gillian Tett is the chair of the editorial board and US editor-at-large at the FT. Her weekly columns cover topics ranging from economic, financial, political and social issues. Tett is the editor for the FT’s Moral Money email briefing that discusses news and analysis about the fast-expanding world of socially responsible business, sustainable finance, impact investing, environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Acclaimed for identifying the factors that led to the 2007 financial crisis, Tett offers accurate commentary on global issues that the banking industry needs to be taking notice of.
Robin Wigglesworth, global finance correspondent
Robin Wigglesworth is the FT’s global finance correspondent exploring the biggest trends reshaping markets, investing and finance across the world, with a particular focus on technological disruption and quantitative investing.
On top of that, his journalism captures insights into topics such as global inflation, markets volatility and the latest news on ETFs.
I would say that the international coverage that the FT has is unique. We need the outlook that you bring in order for us to compare, find new approaches and perhaps be challenged to try new things.Sustainable business advisor, Danske Bank
Get the full picture with FT email briefings
An FT Group Subscription offers access to over 40 different email briefings, curated by FT editors, covering a wide variety of topics and ensuring there's something available for every industry and subscriber. Below are the most relevant briefings that readers in the banking space regularly subscribe to.
- Lex is arguably the world's most influential column of its kind. Lex editors such as Head of Lex Jonathan Guthrie and Deputy editor Elaine Moore, publish award-winning stories across four time zones. Premium subscribers can sign up here.
- Unhedged explores markets, finance and strong opinions. US financial commentator Robert Armstrong dissects the most important market trends and discusses how Wall Street's best minds respond to them. Premium subscribers can sign up here.
- Due Diligence is edited by the FT's corporate finance and deals editors, Arash Massoudi and James Fontanella-Khan. Due Diligence is a must-read briefing on global corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. Premium subscribers can sign up here.
- Moral Money is the trusted destination for news and analysis about the fast-expanding world of socially responsible business, sustainable finance, impact investing, environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Premium subscribers can sign up here.
- FT Asset Management offers the inside story on the movers and shakers behind a multi trillion dollar industry. Premium subscribers can sign up here.
- Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch is the FT’s weekly newsletter offering the latest opinions and commentary on financial debates and global economic policies. Sign up to the newsletter here.
FT tools for banking professionals
When we speak to our readers who work in banking, they often tell us that FT articles make for excellent talking points, both internally and externally. Equally, the huge volume of news published each day can make it difficult to feel up to date on all the regions, markets and sectors they may need to be across. The FT offers a number of tools and solutions to help address these needs.
By sharing FT articles and news with clients and colleagues alike, banking professionals can kick start engaging conversations and share knowledge. To facilitate straightforward sharing FT Subscribers use the Enterprise Sharing tool for frictionless sharing of FT article links with groups of clients and colleagues.
A lot of my clients read the FT so it’s always a good icebreaker and a way to engage a client in conversation.Managing director, Absa Bank
Another way the FT helps banking professionals remain up-to-date with key stories and themes in their industry is through tools such as watchlists and alerts. Specific topic alerts can be set up through myFT, where subscribers receive an instant email alert when there’s a new story on one of the topics they follow — ensuring a timely reaction to breaking news. The video below is a short guide to using myFT to follow topics and setting up email alerts.
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Help your team make better business decisions with the FT’s trusted commentary and analysis. For more information about how the Financial Times can help your organisation or to request a free trial, please get in touch.