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  • Gillian Tett  

    Gillian Tett

    Markets and Finance Commentator, and Assistant Editor, Financial Times


    In her previous roles, she was US managing editor and oversaw global coverage of the financial markets. She is also the author of Fool’s Gold: The Inside Story of J.P. Morgan and How Wall St. Greed Corrupted Its Bold Dream and Created a Financial Catastrophe for which she won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spears’ Book Awards in 2009, and Saving the Sun, a book about Japan’s financial collapse in the 1990s.

    An award-winning journalist and preeminent authority on capital markets, she is widely credited with being the first to cover the credit crunch in the mainstream press. Her awards include the UK Speechwriters’ Guild Business Communicator of the Year (2012), Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards (2009), British Business Journalist of the Year (2008), and the Wincott Prize, the premier British award for financial journalism (2007). In 2011, she received the British Academy President’s Medal, which rewards service to the cause of humanities and social sciences, for her insightful journalism contributing to public understanding.

    Dr. Tett has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University.