Launch editor of FT weekly fund management tabloid FTfm, Simon Targett, has been appointed features editor of the Financial Times.
Targett joined the FT in 1996 as education correspondent after reporting for The Times Higher Education Supplement. He will edit the features pages in the first section of the newspaper, covering areas including core finance, business, law, science and health.
He said: “I will cover the full gamut of subjects, particularly how businesses are run and who runs them. I want to see the people behind the companies and focus on the more time-sensitive issues, such as the things that drive Wall Street and the City of London.”
Managing editor Diane Summers commented: “Simon’s experience as a reporter and editor, and the flair with which he established FTfm, make him an outstanding choice for this important section of the FT.”
Targett replaces Andrew Davis, who will work on commercial projects before taking a new role within the paper.
Former FT deputy personal finance editor Pauline Skypala has replaced Targett.