Seeking Alpha to end third-party ads on site

Investing advice site SeekingAlpha.com said Wednesday that it will stop running third-party advertising on its website. Advertising was 70 percent of its revenue at the end of 2019 and is still about 25 percent of its revenue, said CEO David Jackson. But Seeking Alpha grew its annual recurring revenue from subscriptions by 169 percent in […]

Babu departs Seeking Alpha for The Economist

Aakash Babu, news editor at Seeking Alpha with a focus on the U.S. health and pharmaceutical sector, will be leaving to join The Economist as a healthcare industry analyst and will be part of The Economist Intelligence. Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, he was a correspondent at Thomson Reuters, which he joined in 2018 as […]

Seeking Alpha hires Ciaccia to be its tech editor

Seeking Alpha has hired Chris Ciaccia as its tech editor. His first day is Monday. Chris Ciaccia He has been the science and tech editor at the Daily Mail. He previously was a tech reporter for Fox News. Ciaccia previously was the tech editor at TheStreet.com.  He left in March 2016 for a job at Group SJR, a subsidiary […]

Fineman joins CoinDesk as senior Wall Street reporter

Josh Fineman is now a senior Wall Street reporter at CoinDesk. Previously, he was a senior news editor for mergers and acquisitions, and special situations at Seeking Alpha. In his new role, Fineman will be covering the intersection of Wall Street and cryptocurrency focused on banks, hedge funds and research. Fineman had been with Bloomberg […]

Seeking Alpha hires Bloomberg’s Fineman

Seeking Alpha has hired longtime Bloomberg News reporter Josh Fineman. He will start Jan. 1 as a senior news editor for mergers and acquisitions, and special situations. Fineman had been with Bloomberg for more than 23 years. He has been working on Bloomberg First Word, focusing on analyst ratings, M&A, casinos, for-profit educations and market intelligence. […]

Task departs Seeking Alpha to take on primary childcare

Longtime business journalist Aaron Task has left investment news site SeekingAlpha.com as vice president of contributor content. In October 2019, Seeking Alpha started a podcast channel “Alpha Trader” featuring Task as one of its hosts. He will continue to do the podcast. On Medium, he wrote: This wasn’t a decision that came easily or was made lightly. […]

Seeking Alpha’s Shvartsman departs

Daniel Shvartsman, director of Marketplace for Seeking Alpha, is leaving the organization after more than eight years to pursue a few entrepreneurial ideas. He previously was a senior editor and managing editor at Seeking Alpha. Shvartsman joined Seeking Alpha in 2012 as a contributor/writer. For his first project, Shvartsman will be working on podcasting studio, […]

Seeking Alpha hires Bloomberg’s Olesen as VP of news as part of new strategy

Market news website SeekingAlpha.com has hired Brad Olesen from Bloomberg News as its vice president of news. He will manage, among other things, the Breaking News short-form news product, Seeking Alpha’s flagship newsletter Wall Street Breakfast, and Notable Calls, an exclusive idea-generation product for subscribers to Seeking Alpha Premium. Olesen will also be tasked with improving […]

Task joins Seeking Alpha as VP of contributor content

Longtime business journalist Aaron Task has joined investment news site SeekingAlpha.com as vice president of contributor content. In October, Seeking Alpha started a podcast channel “Alpha Trader” featuring Task as one of its hosts. He most recently was editor in chief of Experian. Task had been editor in chief of Fortune.com until November 2016. Task […]

Moriarty hired as chief content officer of Investment News

SeekingAlpha.com editor in chief George Moriarty has been hired as chief content officer of Investment News. He will start Nov. 18. “Looking forward to this new challenge and continuing to deliver the excellent work that readers have come to expect from IN,” wrote Moriarty on Twitter. He replaces Fred Gabriel, who is leaving the publication. […]