Quentin Webb is moving to London as deputy finance editor for Europe for The Wall Street Journal.
He’s worked for the Journal since 2018 as its Hong Kong-based Asia markets editor. In that role, he’s helped cover the gradual opening up of Chinese markets as well as a series of bubbles, panics and crashes, including the epic unraveling of China’s property developers.
Webb studied at University College London and later worked as a reporter and columnist for Reuters.
Webb joined Reuters Breakingviews as a columnist in London in 2011, and was promoted to associate editor two years later. He moved to Hong Kong in 2015, and was promoted to Asia financial editor the following year.
Before that, Webb worked as the European mergers and acquisitions correspondent from 2008 to 2011. He was also a credit correspondent, writing about bond issues and credit ratings, and as a Brussels correspondent writing about European antitrust policy and Belgian banks and retailers.