Introduction

About Me

Award-winning business and financial journalist with a deep knowledge of pensions and investments, personal finance, employee benefits and industrial relations issues.

A wealth of experience in – and delivery of – conceiving, implementing and executing projects, in print, online, audio and video, conferences, seminars and corporate events.

Editorial services: news and feature writing; managing editorial teams and projects; research and survey production; copywriting; events; online projects; video interviews.

Media consulting: product and branding advisory, corporate and client communications, bespoke media training.

Specialist subjects: retail and occupational pensions, retail and institutional investment, employee/industrial relations, employment law, personal finance, etc.

Business Description

Money Journey Media provides:

– on the money business and financial journalism for print or online media
– concise and insightful copywriting for editorial, marketing or awards projects
– credible research and report writing, eg surveys, polls, white papers
– commissioning, copyediting and subbing services
– video and podcast services
– media training

My Skills

copywriting
editorial-services
media-training
publishing
blogging
magazines
online-content
public-relations
editing
business-journalism
white-papers
market-research
online-journalism
personal-finance
investments
pensions
wealth-management
events
content-strategy
audio
video
financial-journalism
editorial-project-management
journalism
research
copy-editing
event-management
editorial
social-media
media-relations
writing
public-speaking
marketing-communications
marketing-strategy
strategic-communications
corporate-communications
press-releases
newsletters
interviews

Work/Experience

Contributing editor at Portfolio Institutional

January 2013 - Present
portfolio institutional is an online and print title focusing on institutional investment matters for pension funds, charities, endowments and their advisers.

portfolio Verlag is a publisher established for 20 years at the heart of the UK and German financial services industry. Based in London and Frankfurt, we deliver innovative content, in-depth analysis and expert opinion, to institutional and semi-institutional investors in the UK and Europe.

Our deep market knowledge and wealth of contacts in both the UK and Germany has established us as an essential source of information for professional investment decision-makers, as well as (in Germany) for wholesale and retail fund- and insurance distributors. At the core of our product range lie our print magazines for institutional investors, wealth managers, and retail distributors. In addition to these magazines, we also deliver a range of major investment events and conferences, headlined by our flagship “portfolio institutional Awards” in London and Düsseldorf, as well as seminars, round-tables and online newsletters.

Find out more about portfolio Verlag at www.portfolio-verlag.com

Contributing editor at Centaur Media Plc

January 2012 - January 2012
Contributing editor to a new quarterly supplement on workplace savings.
Designed to get the HR readership engaged with what is for many a new subject before the arrival of auto enrolment.
Job done, from 2013, coverage will be running within the main magazine.

Freelance financial journalist at Money Journey Media

October 2011 - Present
I am an experienced financial journalist with an excellent track record of designing, creating and executing all types of editorial and media projects.
From news and features to full-scale conferences and industry events, I deliver what every client wants, every single time.

Editor in chief, UK, pensions & investment group at Financial Times

January 2008 - October 2011
Editor-in-chief, UK, of the Pensions & Investment Group in the financial publishing division at Financial Times Limited. This includes editorial management of Pensions Week, Pensions Gym (www.pensionsgym.com) and Pensions News (www.pensionsnews.com) in addition to previous responsibilities as editor of Pensions Management (www.pensions-management.co.uk) and High Net Worth (www.highnetworthonline.com).

Editor in chief, UK, pensions & investment group at Financial Times Limited

January 2008 - October 2011
Editor-in-chief, UK, of the Pensions & Investment Group in the financial publishing division at Financial Times Limited. This includes editorial management of Pensions Week, Pensions Gym (www.pensionsgym.com) and Pensions News (www.pensionsnews.com) in addition to previous responsibilities as editor of Pensions Management (www.pensions-management.co.uk) and High Net Worth (www.highnetworthonline.com).

Executive editor, Pensions Management magazine at Financial Times Business

November 2002 - December 2004
Responsible for the UK pensions and investment group at Financial Times Limited and editor in chief of Pensions Management, Pensions Week and schemeXpert.com. And some other stuff...

Deputy editor, Pensions Management magazine at Financial Times Business

March 2000 - November 2002
Everything required of me as deputy, including a few things besides. Editing, commissioning, writing, running events, managing sections of the magazine, special projects, etc.

editor, Pensions Management magazine & High Net Worth online at Financial Times Business

March 2000 - September 2011
Edited PM and launched HIgh Net Worth into the pre-RDR market. Those who said it wouldn't happen were wrong. How wrong, we have yet to find out.

Deputy editor at Pay Magazine, Gee Publishing

January 1995 - January 2000
Write, research, interview, commission, etc.

serf, senior serf and general dogsbody at Maximvs Publications, Gee Publishing

January 1994 - January 2000
Anything and everything.

Education

Keele University

Degree: MA Cultural Studies
Field of Study: literature, film, sociology, etc

University of Greenwich

Degree: BA (Hons)
Field of Study: Humanities (Cultural Studies)

Ilford County High

Honors/Awards

Shortlisted – Journalist of the year & pensions writer of the year (trade) categories

Issuer: Headlinemoney Media Awards 2007
Date: Dec 17, 2017

Runner-up – Journalist's Journalist

Issuer: Resolution Asset Management Institutional Journalist of the Year 2007
Date: Dec 17, 2017

Institutional Journalist of the Year

Issuer: Resolution Asset Management Institutional Journalist of the Year Awards 2007
Date: Dec 17, 2017

Journalist of the year – pensions issues

Issuer: State Street Institutional Press Awards 2013
Date: Nov 13, 2013
State Street Announces Winners of 2013 Institutional Press Awards Nov 13, 2013 LONDON — State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the winners of the twelfth annual State Street UK Institutional Press Awards in recognition of outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting. Launched in 2002, the State Street Institutional Press Awards were the first of its kind in the UK. Building on the success of previous years, the 2013 Awards honour the contributions of journalists covering institutional investment, pensions, and investor services and technology issues over the past year. With nearly 150 entries, the competition was strong. Entries were judged by an independent panel of industry professionals led by Charles Batchelor, a veteran financial journalist, now, a freelance writer, and financial services freelance writer, Julian Marr. The two lead judges were supported by the following executives from the UK and European financial services industry. Malcolm McLean, OBE, consultant, Barnett Waddingham Pietro Poletto, global head of ETFs, London Stock Exchange Group Lindsay Tomlinson, former chairman of the NAPF and BGI/BlackRock Tracy Blackwell, director and co-head of Asset and Liability Management, Pensions Corporation More details at: http://bit.ly/17VLhNP

Shortlisted – freelance financial journalist of the yearEditRe-ordeShortlisted – freelance financial journalist of the year

Issuer: Headlinemoney Media Awards 2013
Date: May 01, 2013
May 2013

Runner-up, employee engagement journalist of the year

Issuer: Towers Watson Excellence in HR Journalism Awards 2013
Date: Apr 10, 2013

Runner up – pensions writer (trade)

Issuer: Headlinemoney Awards 2011
Date: May 10, 2011
Pensions Management’s Pádraig Floyd just missed out on the top accolade, although the judges were at pains to point out that his submissions contained three ‘good and engaging’ articles. ‘As someone who has been an editor in this sphere for several years, he obviously has a really terrific grasp of what he is writing about; there is understanding and depth here,’ one judge pointed out.

Runner up – trade journalist

Issuer: Santander UK Personal FInance Media Awards 2009
Date: Oct 07, 2009

Shortlisted – pensions journalist (trade)

Issuer: Headlinemoney Media Awards 2009
Date: May 06, 2009

Shortlisted – trade columnist

Issuer: Headlinemoney Media Awards 2009
Date: May 06, 2009

Publications

Special Report: Wealth Management

Publication: Raconteur/Sunday Times
Date: Mar 02, 2014
The opportunities in wealth management and private banking for the UK market are notably on the rise. Important stakeholders have noted the comeback of market confidence, a reduction in volatility and health growth in many asset prices over the course of the past twelve months. Yet financial institutions are wracked by compliance and regulations deficiencies and market uncertainty, and HNWI’s suffer a lack of trust in their providers. This volatility has resulted in copious amounts of mergers and acquisitions, investment in scalable services, and increased demands by clients. At such a time of change, clarity on the strategic opportunities that are emerging and education as to where those opportunities lie is essential.

Special Report: Financial Services Technology

Publication: Raconteur/The Times
Date: Feb 02, 2014
If you missed the recent Raconteur supplement on financial services technology, you missed a treat. It featured articles on bank security, mobile and internet banking, what banks need to do to make better use of their data and the technology and partners they’re going to need to to it. We also looked at core banking and the impact of (international) regulation on the industry as a whole.

Corporate platforms on ice?

Publication: Pensions World
Date: Feb 01, 2014
Development in the corporate platform market has been on hold since the arrival of auto-enrolment reports Pádraig Floyd, financial journalist

Flight to safety?

Publication: Engaged Investor
Date: Jan 01, 2014
Flightpaths might be considered the hallmark of good derisking, but trustees need enough flexibility to adapt to changing investment conditions, says Pádraig Floyd

The Process

Publication: Equiniti
Date: Dec 04, 2013
The Process: a new magazine with a focus on the world of pensions, incorporating news and views from the wider outsourcing sector.

Measuring up

Publication: European Pensions
Date: Dec 01, 2013
In global surveys of the best pension systems in the world, certain countries always come out on top while others lag behind. Pádraig Floyd looks at what makes a winner and how European pension systems stack up against their international counterparts

Evaluating the government's technical AE changes

Publication: Pensions Week/Financial Times
Date: Oct 31, 2013
The technical changes to the regulations for implementing auto-enrolment released by the Department for Work and Pensions have received a mixed response from the industry.

Working together for a better DC world

Publication: The Specialist (Pensions Week), Financial Times
Date: Oct 07, 2013
As the number of workers in defined contribution schemes increases due to auto-enrolment, DC investment strategies have come under fire. Schemes have to be more intelligent about investment decisions, says Pádraig Floyd

What the ascent of mastertrusts means for your AE challenge

Publication: The Specialist (Pensions Week), Financial Times
Date: Sep 23, 2013
With auto-enrolment putting the focus back on costs, mastertrusts have undergone a resurgence. Do they offer effective governance? Pádraig Floyd investigates

African investment: The next space for schemes

Publication: Professional Pensions/Incisive Media
Date: Sep 12, 2013
Africa shouldn't be written off as an economic backwater, says Pádraig Floyd

Location

Contact Information

psafloyd@gmail.com Or you can reach me on 0203-239 2249 (office).
London United Kingdom

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