In January 2008, Money-Media was purchased by the Financial Times. The FT stated it “has strengthened its position in quality news and analysis for the global money management industry through the acquisition of Money-Media, the US-based market leader in online news and commentary for the sector.”
Following the FT acquisition, Money-Media has continued to flourish in the industry by being innovative and launching new products. In June of 2008, Ignites Europe was launched as Money-Media’s first online news publication outside of the U.S. With our editorial team in London, Ignites Europe quickly became the preeminent news service covering the fund industry in Europe with a focus on retail cross-border funds. In September of 2010, Money-Media launched Ignites Asia in Hong Kong. Ignites Asia’s early success puts it on a path similar to its U.S. and European sister services'. In February 2012, GatekeeperIQ was launched as a unique source to helping key accounts professionals unlock new distribution platforms.
In the fall of 2012, Money-Media took a new direction by launching Ignites Retirement Research as a bolt-on to the original Ignites news service. Ignites Retirement Research provides original research and analysis on the retirement market in an efficient online format. Shortly thereafter in early 2013, Ignites Distribution Research was launched as concise, impactful research and analysis on retail fund distribution. Similar to Ignites Retirement, Ignites Distribution is not included with an Ignites subscription but can be purchased at an additional cost.
Also in the fall of 2012, the Agenda Governance Tracker was launched as a bolt-on to the AgendaWeek.com website as a database of governance-related public documents from S&P 500 companies.
In April 2013, Money-Media launched its first advertising driven publication, Financial Advisor IQ. FA-IQ is a free news service for financial advisors who are looking to build and manage a successful practice.
Money-Media continues to strive to be entrepreneurial, innovative and passionate by launching new products and services year after year. Our mission is to create an array of must-have products that solve the information needs of busy professionals while also powering their business IQ.
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