Financial Times names Platt U.S. markets editor

Financial Times names Platt U.S. markets editor

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Eric Platt

Eric Platt, U.S. mergers and acquisitions correspondent at the Financial Times, has taken over as U.S. markets editor at the organization.

Platt will be working with U.S. capital markets reporter Joe Rennison, markets reporter covering U.S. rates, FX and Latam Colby Smith and U.S. capital markets correspondent Richard Henderson.

He was also U.S. capital markets correspondent and a founding reporter on fastFT, the FT’s breaking news team, before becoming M&A correspondent.

Previously, Platt was deputy editor, global markets forum at Thomson Reuters. Before that, he held the post of reporter at Business Insider. He has also worked as a freelance reporter and editorial intern at The New York Times.

Platt was also an analyst at Peppers & Rogers Group and served in a freelance editorial capacity at Time Inc.

In addition, he has also interned at Morgan Stanley and Forbes Magazine and was editor-in-chief at Washington Square News.

Platt has a bachelor’s degree in finance and media criticism from New York University.