Hugo Dixon Speaker

Hugo Dixon

Financial journalist, businessman & Founder Editor of Reuters Breaking Views

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Financial journalist, businessman and founder of Breakingviews, the online financial commentary business which he sold to Reuters in 2009.

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Hugo Dixon’s Background

Hugo Dixon is the founder of Breakingviews, the online financial commentary business. This groundbreaking platform for financial news was one of the first to charge for its services and was sold to Reuters in 2009 for over £12m. Hugo Dixon is now Editor-at-Large for Reuters News and shares his insider knowledge on financial matters for newspapers and media outlets around the world.

  • Sold Breakingviews to Reuters for over £12m
  • Former journalist with the Financial Times and The Economist
  • Editor at Large for Reuters news

Articulate, well connected and extremely well informed, Dixon is both the best guide you could have to the world of finance and a businessman who has made his ideas work.

Dixon had a simple idea: to provide around 20 bite-sized pieces of financial insight a day, each no more than 350 words in length, delivered as quickly as possible to an audience of specialists.

This was Breakingviews – a highly valued and influential service which helped shape the global debate on banking regulation and covered the dramas of the credit crunch and the ensuing financial crisis all to a paying audience.

Since selling and making himself 3m in the process he has been Editor-at-Large for Reuters News. He writes a weekly column on political economy in the International Herald Tribune which appears on Breakingviews.com, Reuters desktops, Reuters.com and newspapers around the world. He is a regular broadcaster on programmes such as the BBCs Today Programme, the BBC World Service and CNBC.

He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford where he took a first in PPE. He worked for the Economist and the FT where he was a leader writer and also wrote the Lex column. At one point he wrote a political manifesto for the SDP when they merged with the Liberals.

Dixon is the author of the Penguin Guide to Finance and Finance Just in Time. He was named Business Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2000 and in 2008; he won the Decade of Excellence Award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.


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