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FT launches Unhedged

Yesterday, the Financial Times launched Unhedged, a weekday Wall Street focused newsletter covering the world of markets and finance.

FT launches Unhedged
Robert Armstrong: “The problem facing finance professionals is not too little information - it’s too much information.”

To-the-point and sophisticated, Unhedged is a smart, timely, informal update that marries strong opinion to hard facts, says the Financial Times. Written for industry insiders, this weekday digest is compiled by the FT’s US finance editor, Robert Armstrong.

According to the FT, Unhedged will give its subscribers a competitive edge thanks to Robert’s intimate knowledge of markets and Wall Street actors, and the FT’s full view of the corporate landscape and political spheres. Bankers, executives, analysts, investors, advisors, lawyers and more will find critical insights and take-aways for their day ahead. It also aims to be an enjoyable read - Robert is not just an experienced analyst but also one of the Financial Times’ best-known columnists.

The newsletter dives into the most consequential movements and changes on Wall Street, offering punchy insight and analysis every weekday morning at 6:30am BST. It also promises exclusive insights from some of the industry's most valuable but hard-to-reach sources.

Robert Armstrong earned a PhD in philosophy and worked as an analyst at a hedge fund before switching to journalism. At the FT, he has edited the Lex column, served as chief editorial writer, and reported on Wall Street banks - and writes a regular men’s style column.

Peter Spiegel, US managing editor of the Financial Times, said, "Wall Street is the symbolic centre of capitalism the world over. Its influence on the global economy and business mean it’s of crucial interest to the FT's American audience. Unhedged will bridge a gap in fast-paced finance news to give our readers the daily insights they need to stay ahead”.

Armstrong added, “The problem facing finance professionals is not too little information - it’s too much information. Unhedged cuts through the noise, analysing the few market and industry trends that really matter, leveraging the FT’s unparalleled network of correspondents and access to top sources worldwide. It will make you smarter, every day.”

Unhedged is available for existing FT subscribers and trialists. Yesterday’s newsletter is free for anyone to read, here.