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Dow Jones Newswires hires London columnist from Reuters

July 27, 2009

Dow Jones Newswires said Monday it has hired Joe Ortiz as a columnist based in the London office, focusing on financial services, debt and equity capital markets, and advisory work by financial institutions.Â

“Our continued investment in experienced and respected editorial and industry talent ensures that our investment banking subscribers receive the most insightful commentary, analysis and sector intelligence available,” said Adam Smallman, global managing editor for investment banking solutions at Dow Jones, in a statement. “Joe is a seasoned reporter whose deep knowledge of financial services, debt and equity capital markets as well as his experience reporting on corporate strategy make him a great addition to our dedicated investment banking editorial team.”

Ortiz brings 28 years of experience with Reuters to Dow Jones, most recently as a Madrid-based correspondent covering financials, energy and general news. Prior to that he held various positions within Reuters including chief sub editor in London, European banking correspondent, U.K. banking correspondent and senior correspondent covering fixed income and debt restructuring.

Ortiz is fluent in Spanish and graduated in 1978 from King’s College, London, with a BA in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies.

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