Editor and deputy depart Real Deals for new careers

Financial magazine Real Deals has undergone a shake-up following the departure of its editor and his deputy.

Grant Murgatroyd resigned as editor after four years to join a media training agency and deputy Shaun Beaney has left to go to the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Stuart Rock, editorial director and co-founder of Caspian Publishing, the title’s owner, will stand in as editor in the meantime.

Rock, who said there was sizeable investment planned, has wasted no time in reorganising his team.

Senior reporter Ross Butler has been appointed deputy editor, Kate SteinerDicks has moved up from senior reporter to managing editor, Jonathan Charles has been promoted from senior reporter to financial editor, and senior sub Sam Noble has been appointed chief sub-editor.

Rock said: “We are also looking to bring in new editorial staff. There are a couple of areas we will be putting investment into and one is research.”

The company is looking at opportunities for possible spin-offs including the Done Deals section in Real Deals, which could be turned into a standalone product.

Rock believes the franchise name Real Deals is popular in the corporate finance sector and said the company was keen to exploit it further. “God willing and with the wind behind us we will be looking to launch the first one of those in October,” he said.

Caspian is also expected to launch its fourth title, Real IR, in March, with a fifth launch planned for October.

By Ruth Addicott

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