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Reuters columnist Saft dies from stroke

October 17, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

James Saft
James Saft

James Saft, a Reuters columnist who wrote about investment and the markets, died Monday after suffering a stroke last month.

A Reuters story states, “Saft, whose work began appearing in the Sunday Business section in 2015,  brought immense expertise, sensitivity and good humor to each of his roles over more than 20 years at Reuters.

“An American, he joined Reuters in London, leading the financial reporting team during the early days of the eurozone and during the internet bust of the early 2000s.

“He was global treasury editor from 2002 until 2007, when he became Reuters first columnist, in part so he could later relocate his family to Alabama.

“Saft made an immediate mark with prescient commentary on the threat from the U.S. subprime mortgage bubble, a recurrent theme in columns that ran twice weekly on Reuters, in the International Herald Tribune and elsewhere.”

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