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Roger Aitken

Forbes, New York / Contributor @ Forbes Europe

Freelance journalist, writer and researcher - M&A Doctor

Hadley Wood, Greater London, United Kingdom

Ranked #1,033 out of 20,660 for Forbes, New York / Contributor in United States

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Forbes Europe

Forbes, New York / Contributor

July 2014 to Present


M&A Doctor

Freelance Journalist & PR

January 2009 to Present

M&A Doctor

Managing Director

November 2008 to Present

Roger Aitken's Education

London Guildhall University


University of Hertfordshire

1983 to 1986

Q.E. Boys, Barnet, HERTS.

History (2:1) Economics History German (3 A Levels)

1978 to 1983

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Forbes, New York / Contributor @ Blogging on business articles on IT, markets and exchanges for Forbes. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) LondonFreelance Journalist & PR @ Working on features and news analysis for titles such as Financial News, Global Risk Regulator covering international regulations on the alternative investment industry, Credit,, e-Forex, LNG Industry. Writing technical features for IT/front-office trading vendors in Trayport (UK) and ORC Software AB (Sweden), ghost written or bylines. Set up own company - M&A Doctor - for such publishing and consulting purposes. Organising PR campaigns, press release writing and liaising with BBC London TV and other media outlets. Good contacts books. From January 2009 to Present (6 years 10 months) Managing Director @ Financial publishing, editorial, consultancy and PR/media training services. Experienced journalist/PR (ex-FT) who is running his own business, writing for financial trade publications, produce marketing copy for IT vendors, as well as providing bespoke media & PR training for company executives in financial services. * Freelance journalist for trade titles such as Global Risk Regulator (GRR) covering regulation in the alternative investment industry space (including hedge funds); e-Forex magazine (on topics such as Complex Event Processing and Proximity Hosting); as well as copywriting for corporate clients such as ORC Software (Sweden) and Trayport (UK). From November 2008 to Present (7 years) Exchanges & Technology editor @ Trade journalist with special responsibility for covering the electronic trading space, DMA/algorithms, market data, MiFID, exchange technology as well as market trends in Europe, U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region. Feature and news writing (AT IQ quarterly). Daily selection of news and copy for dissemination on A-Team website ( and in a range of bespoke newsletters (Electronic Trading) sent to subscriber base. Working on, contributing and managing ad hoc consultancy projects in U.S and Europe. Assisting with directory publications. Interviewing CEOs, CTOs and CIOs. Some overseas travel to industry events. From April 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 9 months) Journalist @ Editor and writer of 'Electronic Trading' title, plus editorial contributor to the A-Team's other titles such as 'MiFID Mionitor, Asia Markets IT, and the quarterly 'ATIQ'. From April 2007 to November 2008 (1 year 8 months) FT Mandate / Technology Writer @ As a specialist writer on exchanges, IT and transaction services for FT mandate writing features and news for this leading monthly B2B title on topics including trading platforms, stock and derivatives exchanges, alternative investments, asset management, transaction services, hedge funds (regulation, trading), as well as custody and fund administration. Handling PRs and copy. * 65 in-depth features and hundreds of news analysis pieces written the FT, FTfm as well news contributed to websites such From April 2005 to April 2007 (2 years 1 month) FT Adviser @ Interviewing leading industry players including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, analysts, consultants and fund managers in The City, Europe and the U.S. Attending conferences in Europe and U.S.; covering back-office and fund accounting, securities clearing and settlement. Features and news writing on a pan-European and North American basis (including offshore and tax-efficient jurisdictions), interviewing senior banking officials, fund administration and legal professionals across. Business trips to Milan Brussels, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Writing, researching and interviewing equity analysts for AQ Research. Dealing with fund managers and brokers across Europe, liaising with PR and external media relations for Pan European equity analyst rankings (drafting quarterly figures); building up a bespoke media/journalist distribution list; media outreach to ensure maximum press coverage. Editing copy for quarterly newsletters covering Eurotop 300 stocks, DAX, Euronext and Nordic indices. Producing quotient scores from Thomson FirstCall I/B/E/S and AQute for inclusion in analyst rankings. Drafting PRs and marketing copy. * Editor for Williams de Broe's equity analysts in London (Weekly Equity Diary, bulletins, reports). Freelance work for Scorpio Partnership, Credit magazine, and the Washington Post. * Drafting stockbroker newsletters for a retail audience - equity investing, personal finance issues and alternative investments - hedge funds, CFDs, ETFs, etc. From April 2002 to March 2005 (3 years) RNS Editor / LSE Group @ Handling all UK and foreign-UK listed company price-sensitive press announcements going out from 'RNS' by 'LMIL' at the London Stock Exchange - via Internet, electronic and hard copy format. Coverage included M&A, company results, shareholdings, directors' own holdings. Ensuring timely and accurate release to the dealing rooms in The City of London, newswires, etc. Liaising with company officials and designated representatives - lawyers, company secretaries. 1999 FINANCIAL NEWS M&A Reporter Researching M&A deals across and into Europe over a value of €15m. Interviewing investment bankers, brokers, venture capitalists and lawyers. Writing copy and scoops to accompany 'Deals of The Week' page. Compiling ranking league tables on deals by sector, by country, value. From January 1999 to January 2001 (2 years 1 month) Research Editor / FT @ Precedents Deal Tracker database indexing. BMC From January 1995 to January 1999 (4 years 1 month) - @ From January 1991 to January 1999 (8 years 1 month) As Journalist @ Editor/Compiler * Writing broadcast monitoring reports for government agencies and corporates gathered from TV, radio and satellite broadcasts. MEDIA RELATIONS: SKILLS In-House:- * Good contact book with financial journalists across EMEA and North America. * Placing succinct news, commentary and and PRs in European media - TV, radio, broadsheets and trade press. * Bi-monthly investment newsletter - City brokerage. * Financial articles published in the FT, Financial News, The Lawyer, Credit, AQ,, Thomson-AFX, Reuters, Kaupalehti (Fin), Global Investor. * Research used by BBC Radio 5 Live 'On the Line' series and Daily Mail PR:- * Drafting and structuring press releases from scratch to promote Fitch's activities and brand in the media, covering research, etc. Events:- * Attending analysts teleconferences (writing follow-up notes) as well as sovereign/corporate conferences held externally for subscribers, fund managers, City analysts. Areas of Knowledge:- * EUROPEAN M&A; CREDIT RATINGS; FUND MANAGEMENT ASSET MANAGEMENT; DEBT/BONDS; EXCHANGES; GLOBAL CUSTODY/FUND ADMIN; MiFID; ELECTRONIC TRADING. Internal/ External Coms:- * Newsletters written for external clients in Europe; Brochures edited for senior management; Wrote internal newsletters for heads of department and external use. STUDY * SFA Registered Rep. exam. (securities + regulation): June 2000; Financial Planning Certificate 2 (FPC2): August 2002 From January 1991 to January 1994 (3 years 1 month) PR @ London Guildhall UniversityUniversity of Hertfordshire From 1983 to 1986 History (2:1), Economics, History, German (3 A Levels) @ Q.E. Boys, Barnet, HERTS. From 1978 to 1983 B.A; 1 Hons, History & Media @ University of Hertfordshire Roger Aitken is skilled in: Media Relations, Copywriting, Press Releases, Journalism, Publishing, News Writing, Derivatives, Corporate Communications, Social Media, Public Relations, Editing, Newsletters, Copy Editing, Feature Articles, Hedge Funds, Editorial, Management, Investments, Equities, Magazines, Blogging, Financial Services, Interviews, Publications

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