The Financial Times has appointed Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor, effective Jan. 1.
In his new role Jenkins will oversee and shape the FT’s broader financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He will lead a team of journalists globally and work closely with editors in the markets, Lex, FT Money and FTfm teams.
“Patrick has led our banking coverage over the past four years and forged a world-beating team of financial services journalists,” said editor Lionel Barber in a statement. “He and his colleagues have demonstrated an enviable record of breaking news, consistently delivering front page stories on issues at the heart of our readers’ interests. His leadership skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to invest in core beats and develop our digital strategy.”
Jenkins will contribute to comment and analysis and continue to write for the Inside Business column. He will work closely with the investigations team on developing the FT’s deep, agenda-setting journalism in the financial services field.
Sarah Gordon takes over the pan-regional banking beat as European business editor and associate editor from January.