About FT Alphaville


FT Alphaville is the FT’s financial team blog, offering finance professionals a daily blend of commentary and news that is sometimes irreverent but (hopefully) always thought-provoking.

Now a decade old, the site is currently manned by a team of eight, spread between New York, London and also Mumbai.

In India we have David Keohane, ideally placed to provide quality reading material for the European morning. In London there’s Izabella Kaminska and Kadhim Shuber, following their respective obsessions, and also Bryce Elder and Paul Murphy, best know for their daily Markets Live session with readers. In New York, meanwhile, we have Alex Scaggs and Matt Klein, covering Wall St and the economic waterfront, and also Cardiff Garcia, who takes full responsibility for the popular weekly Alphachat podcast.

Murphy’s the overall editor, so if there’s something you want to complain about probably best to pester him first.


The site has three components:

  • Rolling commentary and news through the UK, European and US trading day, covering anything and everything from fintech fraud to the quality of US employment stats.
  • Markets Live at 11am, London time. This is an interactive instant message chat between two journalists, discussing market events. Readers play a huge part in the daily hour-long session. Our New York team also do Markets Live specials, covering FOMC statements and the like.
  • The Long Room document library and reader forum. Here you’ll find lots of hidden gems: digital reams of research and deep discussions. This part of the site is for professionals-only, so you’ll need to go through a quick vetting procedure to get membership.


Other things to note:

  • Our RSS service is here.
  • Twitter streams – the FT Alphaville team’s musings, as well as ad hoc announcements, are available at @ftalpha. Our Twitter bot for headlines and links is @FTAlphaville. And the team all have their own Twitter handles, which you can find over at Meet the Team. (Except Murphy, who doesn’t tweet.)

We are constantly working to upgrade the functionality of Alphaville. If you have suggestions on how we might improve the service please share them with us at alphaville@ft.com

We welcome feedback, and positively encourage news tips and story ideas. To reach any member of the team and learn more about us, click on “Meet the Team”.

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