Robert Armstrong is the FT’s chief editorial writer. Previously, he edited the FT’s Lex Column. Before becoming a journalist, he worked in finance and studied philosophy.
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A former stalwart of Wall Street and the City has been felled by regulators and robots
The FT's Rob Armstrong looks back at 2017 and polishes his crystal ball
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The FT's Robert Armstrong on whether Beijing is moving further from democracy
The FT’s chief leader writer visits the steel-and-glass metropolis
Why do so many rich men look like jerks?
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