Erin Arvedlund will join Pensions & Investments in the newly created role of enterprise editor.
Arvedlund, a veteran finance journalist with extensive experience in investigative journalism, will start on Oct. 3 in New York. She was most recently a business columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, launching her “Your Money” column in 2011.
Arvedlund’s track record of leading high-impact work in enterprise reporting will help elevate P&I’s award-winning institutional investing coverage. On May 7, 2001, Barron’s published her article “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Bernie Madoff Attracts Skeptics in 2001.” Her deep-dive investigation questioned Madoff‘s scheme, his demand for investor secrecy and his “enviably steady gains.”
That early work in covering Madoff laid the foundation for her first book, “Too Good to be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff,” was published in August 2009.
Arvedlund also wrote a book on the Libor scandal, “Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions,” published in September, 2014, covering how the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), a primary benchmark for short-term interest rates around the world, had been manipulated by major banks across the world.
“I’ve been an admirer of Erin’s work for decades, beginning with her days at Barron’s,” said Jennifer Ablan, editor-in-chief of Pensions & Investments. “She will be a major force in our multi-media newsroom.”