John Authers was appointed Senior Investment Columnist in November 2011. He is based in New York. Authers is also the writer and presenter of The Long View column and online broadcasts, which examines the effect of long-term market trends on investors. Previously, he was the global editor of Lex, the flagship daily opinion column of the Financial Times. Authers was previously the Financial Times' investment editor and principal commentator on markets and investments.
Authers joined the FT in 1990 and during his career has served as its US markets editor, Mexico City bureau chief, US banking correspondent, personal finance correspondent, education and local government correspondent and ‘On Wall Street’ columnist. Authers is the author of the book, The Fearful Rise of Markets: Global Bubbles, Synchronized Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them in the Future (FT Press May 2010). He has also written The Victim’s Fortune—Inside the Epic Battle Over the Debts of the Holocaust, co-authored with Richard Wolffe (Harper Collins 2002).