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US Private and Institutional Capital Reporter

Posted: 22 Apr 2021 Closes: 4 Jul 2021
New York (40 hours) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006560

The FT is expanding its coverage of global finance and is looking for an enterprising reporter who can take on a new role delving into some of the largest pools of money in the world, from private family offices to pension funds, university endowments and sovereign wealth funds. 

The successful candidate will be able to produce consistent front and home-page worthy stories that underscore how investment arms of universities from Harvard to Stanford as well as at giant Californian and Canadian pension funds have become some of the most influential sources of capital in the global financial system. 

The ideal reporter will be able to build a deep understanding of how these often publicity shy institutions and private wealth managers work, and shed light on the deals they pursue and their key personnel. One of the most important roles will be reporting on the relationship between these firms and the private equity groups with which they place tens of billions of dollars. 

The successful candidate will also take the lead on building the FT’s knowledge of secretive family offices and specialist funds run on behalf of the likes of Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and how the growing private wealth businesses that have become an increasingly important part of major banks’ operations interact with them. 

The job will also pick up major issues in sovereign wealth and encompass public policy debates where relevant. This person will cover the intersection of global markets, finance, dealmaking and politics.  

Key requirements:

  • A proven scoop-getter who can find off-diary stories with ease and regularity  

  • A strong writer who can project complex stories for the front-page and home-page in an accessible way

  • Extensive network of contacts

  • Track record of landing big interviews 

  • Interest in working across teams to tackle major running stories and trends 

  • Report across all digital platforms and engage with our audience through social media

  • Weekend shifts are required as part of the team rota

This person will work closely with our private capital correspondents as well as the broader corporate finance, financial services and markets teams. Contributing regularly to the Due Diligence newsletter as well as other new initiatives is essential. 

All staff are welcome to apply for Editorial vacancies as part of a flexible working arrangement. If you believe this role can be managed part-time or as a job share then please provide details as part of your application.  All proposals will be seriously considered. While approval will be conditional on the demands of the role and team, the FT is committed to being responsive to the needs of its staff and the different ways they may want to work. 


Applications should be made via Workday by 11 May 2021

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