Investment Week celebrates 25th anniversary

The video was launched on www.investmentweek.co.uk on February 3, a week after the publication of a special anniversary issue of the magazine and four days after a party for industry leaders in Paternoster Square, close to St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Among the industry luminaries featured in the film, which was shot at The Gherkin in the City just before Christmas, are Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors, Karis Stander, managing director of Investment 20/20 and Giles Hargreave, co-manager of the Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund.

Other contributors include Incisive Media chairman – and Investment Week founder – Tim Weller, Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley, and Investment Week Editor-in-chief Kat Lloyd.

For more information about Investment Week go to www.investmentweek.co.uk.

Investment Week to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2020

The brand will mark this significant anniversary with an ambitious programme of events, a commemorative edition of the magazine, as well as a series of special features, interviews, social media content and videos throughout the year.

To celebrate hitting a quarter of a century, Investment Week will look back at the key events that have impacted its readers, including the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the global financial crisis, as well as regulatory changes such as the Retail Distribution Review and MiFID II.

 “It is a testament to the work of some great journalists over the past 25 years that Investment Week has remained at the very heart of the investment industry during a period of great change for the sector and the publishing world,” said editor-in-chief Katrina Lloyd. “I am delighted to be celebrating this huge milestone with some exciting initiatives that reflect this change.”

Tim Weller, chairman of Incisive Media, commented: “On January 30, 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Investment Week and the beginning of our journey in building Incisive Media. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and am forever grateful to the many Investment Week staff whose passion and commitment has been an inspiration. I am also incredibly thankful for all our customers’ support over so many years.”

Investment Week has evolved significantly to meet the rapidly-changing information needs of its readers since 1995. The weekly magazine has been there from the start and readers can also now catch up with all the latest investment news and analysis online at www.investmentweek.co.uk, through daily email newsletters or on social media including Twitter and LinkedIn.

The brand’s events programme has grown substantially over the past 25 years, and now features flagship events including the industry-leading Fund Manager of the Year Awards, Women in Investment Awards and Funds to Watch conferences.  

We have chosen Teamspirit, the award-winning full-service agency, as our official communications partner for the anniversary. Teamspirit will also celebrate 25 years of working with the financial services industry in 2020, making this a fantastic partnership between the two brands.

Kirsty Maxey, CEO of Teamspirit, said: “Like Investment Week, Teamspirit will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020.  We created our business to transform the world of financial services and that mission still holds true today.  Just as the journalistic landscape has changed dramatically over this period, so has financial communications.” 

For further information on Investment Week’s 25th anniversary celebrations, contact:

Sophie Eke at [email protected] or Katrina Lloyd at [email protected].

More information on Teamspirit is available here: https://www.teamspirit.uk.com/

Investment Week appoints new editor-in-chief

Lloyd steps up into the newly-created role on December 1 after eight years as editor of the 24-year-old brand. She will also be EiC of IW’s sister titles Professional Adviser and Cover, working closely with their respective editors, Tom Ellis and Adam Saville, to develop editorial content across the portfolio, including its burgeoning suite of events.

Incisive Media will now recruit a new editor of IW to succeed Lloyd.

Cambridge-educated Lloyd has 17 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor. This includes four and a half years as editor of IFAonline (now Professional Adviser) before she became editor of Investment Week in 2011.

During her tenure, the team has won a number of industry awards including Headlinemoney B2B Trade Title of the Year and the Investment Association Team Award for Excellence in Investment Writing, as well as three Wholesale Team of the Year Awards at the Kames Capital Journalism Awards.

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick said: “We created this new position to strengthen the leadership of Investment Week and to exploit opportunities to develop our coverage of the sector across all our brands. After an extensive selection process, Katrina proved to be the outstanding candidate, and I’m delighted that she has accepted the role. I’m looking forward to working with her to build on our market-leading position.’’

Apart from its website – www.investmentweek.co.uk – and a weekly magazine, IW also produces more than 40 events a year, including the iconic Fund Manager of the Year Awards, as well as the Women in Investment Awards and Funds to Watch conferences.

Managing director Kevin Sinclair said: “I’m delighted that Katrina is our new EiC. She has been an excellent editor of IW over the last eight years and I’m sure she will flourish in this wider role. As publishers we continue to invest in our top brands such as IW, especially in creating high-value journalism that helps investment professionals do their jobs better. I’m sure the quality of the service we provide our readers will only grow under Katrina’s leadership.’’

Lloyd commented: “I am very pleased to take on the editor-in-chief role as it will allow me to build on all the work I have been doing during my years at Incisive Media to take our brands to the next level and meet the rapidly-changing information needs of our audiences. We have some great journalists and editors on our titles and I look forward to working closely with them in this new position to develop our editorial content across platforms.”