A G.M. for Reuters.com's Individual-Investors Channel

By: E&P Staff Steven Schwartz has been named senior vice president and general manager of Reuters.com's investing channel at www.reuters.com/investing, the news service announced yesterday.

Schwartz was promoted from his previous position, as Reuters.com's vice president of global business operations, to the newly created position. In the new role, Schwartz will have responsibility for Reuters' U.S.-based investing services delivered through online, mobile, and interactive-TV mechanisms. He will oversee strategic and operational planning, budgeting and forecasting, market research, product development, marketing and PR, and sales for the channel. The creation of the job highlights Reuters' increasing focus on individual investors seeking professional-grade information.

?Steven had made a significant contribution to our overall strategy and revenue goals," Azhar Rafee, global head of Reuters.com, said in a statement. "As we aggressively move to acquire new customers; he will play an important role in furthering our mission to reach investors in this important online consumer space.?

Reuters.com recently launched a series of new investing features including easy-to-use earnings-season analysis containing forecast, actual, and surprise data, a mutual funds and ETF section from Lipper, and an investmen- style and industry-themed daily investor newsletter, all available free of charge.


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