The Financial Times has appointed John Hughman editor of Investors Chronicle with responsibility for driving its print and digital content strategy, and leading its editorial team in delivering world-class, must-have content for the UK’s active, affluent investor community.

Investors Chronicle, the FT’s 150-year-old publication, is the authoritative source of fund and share tips, analysis and independent commentary to help private investors make money.

Hughman, currently associate editor of Investors Chronicle, joined the Financial Times in 2008 and has covered a number of sectors, including retail, tobacco, aerospace, and technology, producing regular share tips and multimedia features across a broad range of investment themes. Prior to joining IC, he worked as a senior analyst in technology at Ernst and Young, and as an equity analyst at a London-based merchant bank.

Hughman succeeds Jonathan Eley, who after three years as editor of Investors Chronicle will take on a new post as editor of FT Money. Eley will be responsible for overseeing all of the FT’s personal finance coverage and editing the award-winning weekend Money section. He will also co-present the FT Money Show podcast and represent the FT at conferences.

FT Money is the FT’s personal finance supplement which provides clear, unbiased comment and analysis on personal finance products and services, helping readers to invest wisely.

During his 12 years at Investors Chronicle, Eley also served as its online editor, online news editor and companies writer. He led the launch of the IC website and the associated switch to a content-management system for all editorial copy.