Geracioti, longtime biz journalist, dies at 54
David Geracioti, a financial journalist and editor who in 2001 revived Registered Rep. magazine, a publication for financial advisors, and guided its publication for nearly 12 years, died Sunday at the age of 54.
A story on WealthManagement.com stated, “In 1991, he traded beat reporting for financial topics, becoming Senior Editor at Individual Investor magazine, one of the first mass-market publications aimed at the active, retail investor audience. While there, he led coverage of some of the most dynamic sectors of Wall Street and the economy, including the emergence of the Internet and the rapid expansion of cable TV and the entertainment industries.
“After six years helping to build the magazine from a startup to a national publication with 500,000 subscribers, he left in 1997 to join Smart Money magazine, which was then a newly launched joint venture of Hearst magazines and The Wall Street Journal. His topics there included profiles of professional money managers and articles offering investment advice.
“In 2001, Geracioti was hired to revitalize Registered Rep. magazine, a decades-old trade magazine for financial advisors. Under Geracioti’s leadership, the publication underwent an exhaustive redesign and rebranding, and launched an integrated web site for advisors and wealth managers. For nearly 12 years, he expanded circulation, hired and nurtured a team of talented writers and editors, and became a regular speaker at industry trade shows. In line with the digital transition across publishing, Registered Rep. was renamed Wealthmanagement.com in June 2012. His spiritual DNA continues to run through the publication, according to Wealthmanagement.com editor David Armstrong.”
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