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CFA UK Journalism Awards 2021

The CFA UK Journalism Awards highlights contribution for the advancement of investor education through journalism and winners will be announced in June 2021.

Launched in 2012, the awards celebrate articles that highlight ethical and professional standards in the UK investment sector and are open to all journalists. These awards aim to celebrate and promote great journalism that mirror CFA UK’s mission and vision.


Award categories


CFA UK Journalist of the Year

For the article that has done most to explain the investment profession to stakeholders over the past 12 months.


CFA UK Broadcast Journalist of the Year

For the broadcast content (TV, Radio and podcasts) that has done most to explain the investment profession to stakeholders over the past 12 months.


CFA UK Journalism Award: ESG, Climate and Sustainable Investing

For the article in the last 12 months which has best explained ESG, the impact of climate change or sustainable investing to stakeholders and/or encouraged the profession to raise its standards in this area.


CFA UK  Journalism Award: Inclusion & Diversity

For the article in the last 12 months which has best explained an issue relating to inclusion and diversity in the investment sector and/or encouraged the profession to raise its standards in this area. Submissions may relate to any area of diversity and inclusion, including but not limited to: gender, socio-economic diversity, minority ethnicities and neurodiversity.


CFA UK  Journalism Award: Value and Transparency

For the article in the last 12 months which has best explained the investment sector’s duty to the public and/or encouraged the profession to better serve investors. This may include topics relating to consumer access to investment, investor transparency and value for money.


CFA UK Journalism Award: Investing and Covid-19

For the article - published since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - that has best highlighted an issue relating to the worldwide crisis and the investment profession/sector.


CFA UK Journalism Award: Most valued publication

CFA UK members can vote on the publication that they value the most for providing insight into the investment profession/sector - Vote now closed. 


How to enter

Journalists who wish to enter should email OgilvyPR for more information. An individual or publication may enter multiple categories where they meet the criteria. Journalists from more than one organisation may enter individual awards, where they meet the criteria. There is no charge for entry.


Judging panel

  • Alexander Hirsch, CFA
    Director at ProCervo (Independent Investor)

  • Christopher Ware, CFA
    Director at Conygar Investment Company

  • Edward Caplin, ASIP
    Independent Consultant

  • Maria Virseda, CFA
    Experienced investment professional
  • Nicholas Hyett, CFA
    Equity Research Lead at Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Yu-Jhu Lin
    CFA Level II candidate

Previous winners >>

 
 
 

2020

Inclusion and Diversity
Journalist of the year
News Provider of the year
Value and Transparency
ESG/Sustainability

Winner

Paul Clarke
Phil Oakley
Investors Chronicle
Steve Clapham and Algy Hall
Algy Hall, Alex Newman, Nilushi Karunaratne and Alex Janiaud

Role

Journalist
Journalist

Publication

Financial News
Investors Chronicle
Investors Chronicle

2019

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional
Standards award
Trade Journalist of the year
New Journalist of the year

 

Winner

Shares Magazine
Khalid Azizuddin
Becky Pritchard

Mark Latham
Harriet Clarfelt

Role


Journalist
Freelancer


Publication


Responsible Investor
Financial News
Funds Europe
Investors Chronicle

2018

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional
Standards award
Trade Journalist of the year
New Journalist of the year

 

Investment & Pensions Europe
Madison Marriage
Chris Newlands

Dan Jones
Mark Latham

 


Accounting and Tax
Correspondent

Editor

 


Financial Times
Financial News

Funds Europe

2017

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional Standards award

 

The Economist
Tom Easton
Patrick Hosking

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American finance editor
Financial Editor

 

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The Economist
The Times

2016

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional Standards award

 

The Sunday Times
Philip Coggan
Merryn Somerset Webb

  


Capital Markets editor
Columnist

  


The Economist
FT Money

2015

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional Standards award

Winner

Investors Chronicle
Philip Ryland
Madison Marriage

Job

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Associate editor
Reporter

Publication

Blank
Investors Chronicle
FTfm

2014

Publication of the year
Journalist of the year
Ethical and Professional Standards award

 

FT Money
Nick Louth
Jonathan Eley

 


Journalist
Editor

 


Investors Chronicle
FT Money

2013

Publication of the year
Journalist/article of the year
Ethical and Professional Standards award   
Wincott Foundation Award

Winner

The Sunday Times
John Ficenec
Kamal Ahmed
Ian Kelly, CFA and Sonia Laud, Schroders

Title

Blank
Journalist
Journalist
Blank

Blank

Blank
Investors Chronicle
The Sunday Telegraph
Blank

2012

Publication
Journalist/ Article of the year
Highly commended
Highly commended

 

The Times
Paul Farrow
David Budworth
Tim Bennett

 

Journalist
Journalist
Journalist
Journalist

 

 
The Sunday Telegraph
The Times
Money Week