In September, 2013 Stephanie Flanders resigned from her job as Economic Editor of the BBC and will join JP Morgan Asset Management.After working with the BBC for a total of eleven years, five of those in her current role as Economic Editor, Ms Flanders expressed that she would miss the company but it was time for a new challenge.
In November, Flanders will take up her new job as a Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management. In her new role, Flanders will be tasked with the job of providing insight to the economy and financial markets to professional investors.
Speaking Style; Flanders is an expert speaker; fluent, calm and knowledgeable – she has made a career out of distilling complex economic stories into narratives you can use.
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Early lifeStephanie Flanders was born in 1968 – her father was the comic singer Michael Flanders of the duo Flanders and Swann - he died was she was 6. She went to St Paul's Girls' School and Balliol College, Oxford, where she got a first in PPE. She went on to study international economics and development and US politics at Harvard as a Kennedy scholar.CareerShe began her career as an economist at the London Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. From 1993-7 she was a leader writer at the Financial Times before leaving for the States to become what she calls a “policy wonk” - a speechwriter and advisor at the U.S. Treasury. During her time with the Clinton administration she was involved in the management of the emerging markets crises and global economic development policy reform. In 2001 she joined the New York Times.She was Principal Editor of the United Nations' 2002 Human Development Report in New York before returning to London to take up the role of Economics Correspondent at the prestigious BBC nightly news programme, Newsnight. She became BBC economics editor in April 2008.Since 2008 she has been a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Flanders has interviewed the leading newsmakers, politicians and economists of the day and in 2009 presented the Sunday morning political programme - The Andrew Marr Show for a month. In 2012 she had her own BBC Radio 4 series - "Stephanomics" which is also the name of her award-winning BBC blog where, in her own words, she discusses “ the UK economy, how it relates to the rest of the world, and how it affects us all.”In 2012 she presented a series of BBC documentaries; Masters of Money, looking at the lives of Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Friedrich Hayek.She writes regular comment and features pieces for the major British newspapers as well as providing analysis on every major economic issue as it unfolds in her role as BBC economics editor.She lives in West London with her partner and their two children.Awards
Testimonials'Stephanie Flanders has been an outstanding Chair of our annual policy summit for the last two years. Her ability to challenge and stimulate debate always secures the best contribution from speakers and delegates and plays a major contribution to the success of that day. I would happily recommend her.' - Harry McAdoo, Director of Communications
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