Ignites Europe is a Financial Times service covering the asset management industry in Europe. Through a mix of original news stories and English-translated summaries from other publications, Ignites Europe provides subscribers with the latest information on retail, wholesale and institutional markets.
Updates are proactively delivered to your inbox each business morning via email. Full stories, video webcasts and expanded content are available all in one place on IgnitesEurope.com. Key areas of coverage include:
- Retail, wholesale and institutional markets
- Industry sales and marketing practices
- Regulatory and compliance changes
- Inside stories on your competitors
- Best practices on technical systems and fund operations
- Updates on prominent players in the market
- New product launches
Ignites Europe is a must-read for anyone who conducts business in the following asset management centers:
- Nordic region
It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so.
As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, Ignites Europe and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice: www.ft.com/editorialcode
In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor.
Read about the role here.
If you wish to request a clarification or correction, or make a complaint about any of our editorial content or journalistic activity, please email managing editor Baptiste Aboulian Baptiste.Aboulian@ft.com.
Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved
by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter
and recommend any appropriate redress.
Baptiste Aboulian is Group Editor at Money-Media with responsibility for Ignites Asia and Ignites Europe. He joined Money-Media in 2008. Prior to that, he was a UK correspondent for several European publications. Baptiste holds a masters in International Journalism from City University and a degree in History from La Sorbonne.
Dawn Cowie is a Reporter for Ignites Europe. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was editor of the ICAEW's financial services magazine. She also worked as equities editor at Financial News and has edited several business magazines. Dawn holds an MA in English Literature and Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MA in the History of Education from UCL.
Anna Devine is an Associate Editor for Ignites Europe. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was a senior reporter at Private Debt Investor, covering the non-bank lending market. She also worked as a credit analyst for four years at Sachsen LB Europe. Anna has an MSc in Financial & Industrial Mathematics from Dublin City University and a BA in English and Mathematics from National University of Galway, Ireland.
Robert Van Egghen is a Senior Reporter for Ignites Europe. He is also a regular contributor to business radio station Share Radio and his work has previously appeared in The Spectator and The Telegraph. Robert holds a master’s in International Journalism from City University London and previously worked in Japan as a high school teacher.
Amie Keeley is a reporter at Ignites Europe covering operations and technology. Prior to joining Ignites, Amie was head of news at B2B magazine Travel Weekly, covering all business aspects of the travel sector. She has also worked as a reporter and news editor at various local and national newspapers. Amie has a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Leeds.
Ed Moisson is a Senior Reporter for Ignites Europe. Prior to this, he was a senior business development analyst at Barings. He entered the fund industry with specialist research firm Fitzrovia, which he joined in 1999, before it was acquired by Lipper, where he was head of U.K. and cross-border research. Ed holds a BA in History from the University of York and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Sandra Heistruvers is a News Analyst/Senior Translator for Ignites Europe, covering the German and Spanish markets. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was a senior translator for the Financial Times. She has also worked as a freelance lexicographer for Oxford University Press. She has a master's degree in English, Spanish and educational sciences from the University of Cologne.
Alf Wilkinson is a News Analyst/Translator for Ignites Europe, covering the French and Italian markets. Alf also works as a freelance interpreter and translator with clients including Arsenal Football Club, Emmaus Europe and various translation agencies in France and Italy. He has an MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and a BA in Modern Languages from Durham University.
Jonathan E. Braunstein is the Director of Sponsored Content. Jonathan is responsible for overseeing all sponsored content at Money-Media, serving as the project leader and working closely with marketing, advertising and editorial teams, as well as with counterparts at the Financial Times. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across nearly all of Money-Media’s publications. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer for Boston’s NBC and Fox affiliates. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Hannah Glover is a Group Managing Editor at Money-Media, overseeing several asset management and governance titles including Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ, Agenda, Financial AdvisorIQ, Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She joined the FT Specialist unit as a reporter in 2007 and has worked as managing editor at Ignites and sister publication GatekeeperlQ. Prior to covering the world of asset management, she worked as a legislative investigator for the New York City Council and as a reporter at the Meriden, Conn. Record-Journal.
Sales and Marketing
Christopher Burke is Head of Sales for all Money-Media subscriptions. Chris oversees sales and renewals for all Money-Media publications. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007, when he was hired in a business development role for the events team. In 2012, Chris took sole responsibility for the Renewals department and shortly thereafter started managing key sales roles as well. Chris took on his current position as Head of Sales in 2019.
Dagmar Bomford is a Sales Director for Ignites Asia and Ignites Europe, based at the Financial Times in London. Prior to working with Money-Media, she worked in legal publishing and in financial recruitment.
Catlin Sweeney is the Group Marketing Director. Catlin oversees the marketing team responsible for driving marketing efforts across Money-Media’s suite of products. Catlin joined Money-Media in June 2013 as the Research Team Captain and managed the off-site marketing research team. Catlin worked as a Marketing Associate from 2014–2016, executing marketing campaigns for numerous Money-Media publications, including Ignites, Ignites Asia, Ignites Europe, and Ignites Research. Catlin graduated with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Salonee leads marketing efforts for Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Ignites Europe. Previously, she worked on customer retention and acquisition at Time Inc. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics and a minor in History. Salonee leads marketing efforts for Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Ignites Europe. Previously, she worked on customer retention and acquisition at Time Inc. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics and a minor in History.
Renewals and Reprints
Ben Donnelly is the Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers, ensuring favorable renewal rates and client relations. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Christopher Howell is the Client Service Manager & Reprints Manager. Chris is primarily focused on proactive efforts to help increase reader engagement and strengthen relationships with key contacts. He is also handles reprints for all Money-Media publications . Prior to Money-Media Chris worked for the New York District Council of Carpenters. He received his BA in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and his master's degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay in 2015.
Dennis Asselta is the Group Head, Financial Advertising for the Financial Times. Dennis is responsible for managing the financial advertising team as well as working with partners on integrated advertising solutions across both the Financial Times and FT Specialist. Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.
Jessica is the Senior Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Jessica is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Jessica has held many sales roles. Most recently at Usablenet where she was responsible for selling mobile platform solutions. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration, Marketing from Monmouth University.
Emily Robbins is the Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Emily is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Emily worked in client management at advertising agencies in New York and Washington D.C. She helped clients develop marketing strategies and oversaw creative development and execution of fully-integrated campaigns. Emily graduated from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication.
Kelsey Healy is the Account Executive of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Kelsey is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Kelsey previously worked at Turner Broadcasting in advertising sales roles. She graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management.