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Jonathan Guthrie is the City editor of the FT, writing and editing Lombard, the agenda-setting column on London-listed businesses and on finance. He has worked for the FT Group for 17 years. For eight years he contributed a weekly column on British business and politics that blended humour with serious comment. His posts have included enterprise editor, Midlands correspondent, UK companies editor, and magazine editor.
Jonathan has edited or contributed to books on eurobonds, derivatives, investment management and M&A published by The Economist, International Financing Review and Mercury Asset Management.
Alison Smith is the FT's Chief Corporate Correspondent and has worked at the FT for more than 20 years. Her posts have included political correspondent, financial services correspondent, Lex writer, UK companies editor and, most recently, leader writer.