Rob Cox to Become Editor of Reuters Breakingviews / Hugo Dixon to become Editor-at-Large, Reuters News
LONDON/NEW YORK — Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, is pleased to announce that Rob Cox has been appointed Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, effective January 1, 2013. Breakingviews, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009, delivers agenda-setting insight on the day’s big financial stories as they break in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Hugo Dixon, who has been Editor of Breakingviews since he founded the company in 1999, will become Editor-at-Large, Reuters News, in which capacity he will write a weekly column.
Cox helped establish Breakingviews in 2000 as one of its founding editors. From 2004, he spearheaded the firm’s expansion in the United States and since then has edited its American edition. He was also a Breakingviews director before the company was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009.
As Editor of Breakingviews, Cox will be responsible for a team of 30 financial columnists in New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Washington and Dubai.
“As founders and editors, Hugo and Rob have built Breakingviews into a groundbreaking platform for financial commentary and an invaluable asset to our customers and readers around the world,” said Adler. “We’re thrilled to have Rob as our new leader and to have Hugo continuing to provide his insight to our customers through his weekly column.”
"I have been privileged to work alongside Hugo, one of the most astute financial journalists of his generation,” said Cox. “Along with the peerless Breakingviews editorial team, I relish the opportunity of continuing to make Breakingviews the global leader in agenda-setting, financial commentary."
“Rob is a dynamic and entrepreneurial journalist who has played a huge role in making Breakingviews the success it is today. There is nobody better to lead Breakingviews in the coming years,” said Dixon. “Breakingviews has gone from strength to strength since it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. In the past three years, we have integrated the two businesses, completed Breakingviews global footprint and now ensured a smooth succession. I always intended to move onto new challenges once the integration was completed. I am delighted that I will be retaining an association with Reuters in my new role.”
Cox is currently the Americas Editor of Breakingviews. He has operated as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo and his work has appeared in leading publications including the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. Before he joined Breakingviews in 2000, he worked in various positions at Bloomberg. He graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob1cox.
Dixon is the Founder and Editor of Breakingviews. Before founding Breakingviews in 1999, Hugo spent 13 years at the Financial Times, the last five as Head of Lex. He began his journalistic career at the Economist. Hugo Dixon was a Brackenbury Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he gained a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is the author of the Penguin Guide to Finance. He was named Business Journalist of the Year 2000 in the British Press Awards. In 2008, he won the decade of Excellence Award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards. Follow Hugo on Twitter @hugodixon.
Breakingviews delivers agenda-setting financial insight. Every day, it comments on the big financial stories as they break in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Expert analysis is provided by a global team of about 30 columnists based in New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Washington, and Dubai. Through Thomson Reuters 500,000 desktops and the breakingviews.com website, our columns reach financial professionals ranging from asset managers and senior corporate executives to private equity partners, investment bankers and lawyers. We also syndicate selected content on Reuters.com and in 15 influential publications including The International Herald Tribune. The company was founded in 1999 as Breakingviews.com and was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009, becoming Reuters brand for financial commentary.
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