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Andrew Michael, founder, Money & Media

I’m an experienced journalist, editor and digital publisher who has won several awards for financial journalism. I’ve been a reporter, news editor, features editor, editor and have also launch-edited several magazine titles. I’ve written and edited guides and brochures for some of the UK’s best known financial services providers including banks, investment firms and life and pensions companies.

In addition to three decades as a journalist, I have also been the editor, then publisher, of the Headlinemoney website, a powerful digital service which supports a range of money media professionals from financial journalists and editors to PRs/media relations specialists. In combination, this pair of  perspectives provides me with a unique position from which to help you achieve a range of communications goals.

CV & journalism awards

2013 to date:
Founder, Money & Media. Contributing editor,

Created Money & Media to service a range of editorial needs, mainly working in the financial sector. Also contributing editor to Headlinemoney.

2007 – 2013: Publisher & editor,, Centaur Media plc, London

P&L responsibility for the ‘financial services industry’s favourite website’. Chairman of judges 2010 onwards for the prestigious Headlinemoney media awards. Creator of the Headlinemoney Masterclass programme for journalists who are new to covering financial services.

1999 – 2007: Freelance financial journalist

Personal finance/City/business coverage for a range of titles including: the Financial Times; The Times; The Mail on Sunday;; Shares magazine; Real Deals magazine. In addition to writing mainly about money matters I was also the freelance horse racing editor of the sports magazine Inside Edge between 2003 and 2007.

In 2000 I won the Venture Capital Journalist of the Year award for my work on Real Deals magazine.

1990 – 1999: Financial journalist and editor, Financial Times Group

Before going freelance in 1999 I worked for 10 years at the Financial Times Group in a range of roles including: editor-in-chief of the FTG’s asset management titles; launch editor of Pensions Week magazine; launch editor of European Pensions News; editor of Pensions Management magazine; assistant editor of Money Management magazine.

I won the Pensions & Investment Journalist of the Year award in both 1990 and 1994.

1988 – 1989: Financial journalist, the United Trade Press

Assistant editor of Pensions & Employee Benefits magazine, published by UTP, London, EC1.

Interviews and profiles

Freelancer in focus: Headlinemoney 3 April 2019

Q&A: Features Exec Media Database 19 November 2013

Money Talks: Headlinemoney 1 October 2013

Creative careers interview for the University of London, November 2011

Correspondent’s Week: Money Marketing 30 March 2006

Correspondent’s Week: Money Marketing 6 May 2004