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FT: Biz journalists teaming up with investors to trade on news

October 31, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

A group of veteran U.S. financial journalists is teaming up with investors to launch a trading firm that is designed to trade on market-moving news unearthed by its own investigative reporting, reports the Financial Times.

 and  of the FT report, “Matt Murray, the former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, is acting as an adviser through his role with Outside the Box Investments, one of the company’s investors. Hunterbrook and Murray declined to comment.

“In an early message to potential investors, seen by the Financial Times, Horwitz said the investment fund would get ‘unique access’ to articles before they are published. ‘Rather than try to predict or react to events, we time trades on news we break ourselves,’ he wrote, styling the venture as ‘the first trading fund driven by a global publication.’

“The reporting team — which Horwitz’s email said would include journalists from the WSJ, BBC and Barron’s as well as ‘intel analysts’ — aims to publish market-moving investigative pieces ‘like Bloomberg,’ but with no advertisements or subscription paywall.

“The fund would trade stocks, options, currencies, commodities and other assets, Horwitz told potential backers.”

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