Kaletsky to join Reuters


Anatole Kaletsky, the award-winning journalist and economist, who recently announced that he would be leaving his post at The Times of London, will be joining Reuters as a columnist this June, Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters, announced Wednesday morning.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anatole to our international team of columnists and to be able to share his incredible economic insight with our customers around the world,” Adler said in a statement. “His work will appear not only on our financial and professional platforms, but also on Reuters.com and in the International Herald Tribune as part of their ‘Business with Reuters’ arrangement.”

Kaletsky, whose last column appears in The Times today, has been editor at large of The Timesof London, where he has written a weekly column on economics and government, since joining as economics editor in 1990.

“I am delighted to be joining Reuters because I believe that news and analysis for business readers and policymakers is shifting irrevocably from print to digital,” Kaletsky said in a statement. “I think Reuters, with its unrivaled journalistic resources, its worldwide network of professional readers and its understanding of technology, has an excellent chance of creating the world’s leading online news company. After 35 years of working in print media, it will be exciting to work for a company that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of its readers and is determined to ensure the survival of quality journalism in the internet age.”

From 1976 to 1998, Laletsky was a full-time journalist on the Times, the Economistand the Financial Times. His journalism has received many awards, including Newspaper Commentator of the Year, Economic Journalist of the Year, European Journalist of the Year and Specialist Writer of the Year.

Kaletsky’s recent book, “Capitalism 4.0,” about the new model of capitalism emerging from the global financial crisis, was nominated for the BBC’s Samuel Johnson PrizeHis 1985 book, “The Costs of Default,” was the first detailed cost-benefit analysis of sovereign debt defaults and influenced the resolution of the Latin American debt crisis via Brady Bonds.

Anatole was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained a first-class degree in mathematics, and at Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Scholar and received an MA in economics. He is an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Buckingham.