London–The Financial Times has announced the appointment of Stuart Kirk as its global editor of Lex, the publication’s business and financial column. Kirk will lead the team from New York until he relocates to London in February. He replaces John Authers, who will become the FT’s senior investment columnist.
Kirk has written for and edited the column since 2006, serving most recently as deputy Lex editor. Prior to joining the FT, Kirk worked as a management consultant for Mercer Oliver Wyman and as a senior portfolio manager at Deutsche Asset Management. He also read economics at the University of Cambridge where he was president of the union.