Media Moves

NYFWA names new president

January 28, 2011

Imogen Rose-Smith of Institutional Investor magazine has been elected the new president of the New York Financial Writers Association at its annual meeting earlier this week.

Rose-Smith also writes for Absolute Return magazine, a sister publication.

The group now has 397 members, an increase of 20 from the year before. It also named a scholarship after Clare Reckert, the first female business journalist at the New York Times, who died earlier this year.

The organization holds the annual Financial Follies dinner in New York, which is attended by business journalists, corporate executives, Wall Street bankers and traders, and public relations executives. Jack O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer’s PR reports that the 2009 dinner reported a profit of more than $70,000. Financial results for 2010’s event were not available. Read more here.

Rose-Smith is a graduate of the University of East Anglia in England. She covers hedge funds, private equity and their investors.

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