September 20, 2023
Sam Fleming

The Monetary Instances has appointed Sam Fleming as its new economics editor and Chris Giles as economics commentator.

Giles, economics editor for 19 years, will launch a brand new weekly publication on central banks, and proceed to jot down common opinion articles for the FT.

Fleming, Brussels bureau chief and former U.S. economics editor for the FT, will take up his new function in London in October.

“For practically 20 years, Chris has brilliantly led our protection of world and UK financial affairs for the FT,” stated FT editor in chief Roula Khalaf in an announcement. “I stay up for him bringing his unrivalled experience to our increasing protection of central banks.

“Sam has been a implausible Brussels bureau chief and US economics editor, and can carry nice experience in addition to sound

Chris Giles

judgement and robust management expertise to the function. The FT enjoys a well-earned fame across the globe for the excellence and authority of its economics reporting and commentary, and Sam is the correct individual to construct on Chris’ legacy.”

Giles turned economics editor for the Monetary Instances in 2004, having beforehand served as a frontrunner author. Earlier than becoming a member of the FT, he was an economics reporter for the BBC, labored for Ofcom, the telecommunications regulator, and began his profession as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Research.

Fleming joined the FT in 2013 to cowl monetary regulation. He moved to Washington in 2015 and Brussels as bureau chief in 2019.