Ignites is the preeminent source for news about the mutual fund industry. Each day Ignites delivers must-read competitive intelligence to more than 89,000 leaders across the world of mutual funds.
Ignites is known and appreciated for its unique format which mixes world-class original reporting with summaries of relevant stories taken from other publications. Whether it's the most important regulatory issues confronting your business or the latest fund launches, Ignites delivers critical industry news like no other publication in the field can.
Ignites reports on industry news within the following market segments:
- Mutual Funds
- Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
- Variable Annuities
- Retirement Plans (401(k), etc.)
- 529 Plans
Ignites coverage focuses on distribution, marketing, new products, regulatory and compliance, legal cases, people moves, C-suite and strategy, tech and operations and much more.
Ignites Research, a dedicated section of Ignites, helps asset management firms address strategic issues with superior business intelligence. Using proprietary surveys, interviews and analysis of third-party data, our specialized reports provide insights into important strategic issues facing asset management firms, yielding valuable information and actionable recommendations.
It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so.
As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, Ignites and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice: www.ft.com/editorialcode
In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor.
Read about the role here.
If you wish to request a clarification or correction, or make a complaint about any of our editorial content or journalistic activity, please email managing editor Emily Laermer email@example.com.
Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved
by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter
and recommend any appropriate redress.
Emily Laermer is Managing Editor for Ignites. She joined Money-Media in 2015 as a data reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. She eventually became the data visualization editor for those publications. Before joining FT Specialist, Emily worked at Crain’s New York Business in a variety of roles including assistant data editor and news producer. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Beagan Wilcox Volz is an Associate Editor of Ignites. She was previously a reporter and editor for Ignites' sister publication BoardIQ. She has written for the New York Daily News, Forbes.com and the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. She is a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism.
Adrian joined Money-Media in 2020 as a data reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. He previously worked as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite.com and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. Adrian holds a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Carmen Germaine is a Reporter for Ignites covering liquid alternative funds and the subadvisory market. She previously worked as a senior reporter at Law360 covering securities litigation and regulation. Carmen received a BA in Literature with a minor in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi.
Jackie Noblett is a Senior Reporter at Ignites covering the technology/operations beat. Prior to Ignites, she was a reporter at the Boston Business Journal covering technology and alternative energy businesses across New England. Jackie received her bachelor of science in Journalism from Emerson College.
Ben Miller is a reporter for Ignites. Prior to joining Ignites, Ben split his time working in journalism and education. He has reported on corruption, politics, and culture for outlets including The New York Daily News, Americas Quarterly, Gothamist, Flipboard, and Argentina Independent, as well as several independent podcasts.
Joe Morris is Ignites' early-morning reporter. He has worked as an editor at several newspapers, including the New York Post, American Banker and Brooklyn Paper.
Rheaa Rao covers marketing, ESG and emerging technology for Ignites.
David Isenberg is a reporter at Ignites.
Jonathan E. Braunstein is the Director of Sponsored Content. Jonathan is responsible for overseeing all sponsored content at Money-Media, serving as the project leader and working closely with marketing, advertising and editorial teams, as well as with counterparts at the Financial Times. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across nearly all of Money-Media’s publications. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer for Boston’s NBC and Fox affiliates. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Loren Fox is the Director of Research. Loren oversees original research content. Previously, he was a senior research analyst at Strategic Insight, producing market intelligence on the mutual fund industry. Loren was a business journalist for many years, having worked atInstitutional Investor, Business 2.0, and other publications, and he is the author of the book Enron: The Rise and Fall (2002). He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Columbia University.
Jonathan Gregg has been working in New York City as a copy editor, musician and writer for more than 20 years. A graduate of Brown University, he spent more than a decade freelancing for numerous magazines ranging from Institutional Investor to Vanity Fair before doing a five-year stint at Time, Inc., where he was the senior editor of Time.com. Besides working for Money-Media, his most recent assignment was copyediting and fact-checking George Plimpton's biography of Ernest Shackleton.
Carl Catuncan is a Distributor Profiles Researcher. He joined FT’s Commercial and Data Operations team as a data researcher in 2018 and is based in Manila. Prior to FT, he served as a research analyst for Thomson Reuters. Carl graduated from De La Salle University with a bachelor’s degree and a major in Business Management.
Julie Daclag is a Senior Researcher with Distributor Profiles. She joined FT Manila in March 2016 as the first researcher on the product, seeing it through launch. Since October 2017, she has worked as a as a freelance researcher for Money-Media and is based in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines. Prior to FT, she worked at Institutional Shareholder Services and Factset as an analyst. Julie graduated from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2006.
Rose Ellen Saberdo is a Distributor Profiles Researcher based in Manila. She started her career with the FT’s Commercial and Data operations team in 2017. Prior to FT, she worked as a researcher at both Thomson Reuters and MSCI. She also held an administrative post at University of Santo Tomas. Rose graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business administration with a major in Economics.
Hannah Glover is a Group Managing Editor at Money-Media, overseeing several asset management and governance titles including Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ, Agenda, Financial AdvisorIQ, Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She joined the FT Specialist unit as a reporter in 2007 and has worked as managing editor at Ignites and sister publication GatekeeperlQ. Prior to covering the world of asset management, she worked as a legislative investigator for the New York City Council and as a reporter at the Meriden, Conn. Record-Journal.
Christopher Burke is Head of Sales for all Money-Media subscriptions. Chris oversees sales and renewals for all Money-Media publications. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007, when he was hired in a business development role for the events team. In 2012, Chris took sole responsibility for the Renewals department and shortly thereafter started managing key sales roles as well. Chris took on his current position as Head of Sales in 2019.
Domenick Vecchione is the Manager of U.S. Subscription Sales. He oversees sales for Ignites, FundFire, Agenda and BoardIQ. Domenick has spent more than 20 years in the legal and financial publication industry. Prior to working with Money-Media, Domenick was a National Accounts Manager for Aspen Publishers in New York. He worked with the nation's largest law firms selling a diverse product line that included securities, corporate governance and compliance titles.
Catlin Sweeney is the Group Marketing Director. Catlin oversees the marketing team responsible for driving marketing efforts across Money-Media’s suite of products. Catlin joined Money-Media in June 2013 as the Research Team Captain and managed the off-site marketing research team. Catlin worked as a Marketing Associate from 2014–2016, executing marketing campaigns for numerous Money-Media publications, including Ignites, Ignites Asia, Ignites Europe, and Ignites Research. Catlin graduated with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Salonee leads marketing efforts for Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Ignites Europe. Previously, she worked on customer retention and acquisition at Time Inc. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics and a minor in History.
Ben Donnelly is the Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers, ensuring favorable renewal rates and client relations. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Christopher Howell is the Client Service Manager & Reprints Manager. Chris is primarily focused on proactive efforts to help increase reader engagement and strengthen relationships with key contacts. He is also handles reprints for all Money-Media publications . Prior to Money-Media Chris worked for the New York District Council of Carpenters. He received his BA in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and his master's degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay in 2015.
Dennis Asselta is the Group Head, Financial Advertising for the Financial Times. Dennis is responsible for managing the financial advertising team as well as working with partners on integrated advertising solutions across both the Financial Times and FT Specialist. Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.
Jessica is the Senior Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Jessica is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Jessica has held many sales roles. Most recently at Usablenet where she was responsible for selling mobile platform solutions. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration, Marketing from Monmouth University.
Kelsey Healy is the Account Executive of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Kelsey is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Kelsey previously worked at Turner Broadcasting in advertising sales roles. She graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management
Emily Robbins is the Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Emily is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Emily worked in client management at advertising agencies in New York and Washington D.C. She helped clients develop marketing strategies and oversaw creative development and execution of fully-integrated campaigns. Emily graduated from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication.