Reuters hires FT’s Hughes to be Asia finance editor
Jason Subler, managing editor for news operations and strategy in Asia for Reuters, sent out the following announcement:
I am delighted to announce that Jennifer Hughes has been appointed Asia Finance Editor, leading our coverage of the financial services sector across the region.
Jenn brings to this important role a wealth of experience and a passion for the topic. She will be joining us from the Financial Times, where over the course of a 17-year career she has covered an impressive breadth of issues, from capital markets and financial regulation to deal making and banking. Jenn’s experience is geographically diverse, too: she reported from London and New York before moving in 2012 to Hong Kong, where she is currently the FT’s Asia Capital Markets Editor.
Jenn has a BA in History from the University of Exeter and won a Knight-Bagehot fellowship to study at Columbia University, where she earned an MSc in Journalism studying alongside the MBA class.
Jenn will remain in Hong Kong for her new role, leading our finance-focused reporters to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve on everything from M&A deals and Chinese firms’ debt to the rapid changes in regulation affecting banks, funds, insurers and other companies. In addition to running our team of dedicated financial specialists, which is largely centered in Hong Kong, she will work closely with bureau chiefs and reporters around the region to ensure top-notch reporting on the most important trends in finance.
Jenn will join us on November 1, and will report to me.
Until then, Clara Ferreira Marques, who has done an excellent job running both our company news and finance files in the past several months, will continue to oversee financial coverage alongside that of non-financial companies. I would like to thank Clara for her tireless effort in running this expanded file during this time.
Please join me in welcoming Jenn to Reuters and wishing her every success in her new role.