With a Focus on Its Future, Financial Times Turns 125
By ERIC PFANNER
It was a time when the financial markets were growing and globalizing rapidly. Gossip, speculation and misinformation abounded. There was a need for a “friend to the honest financier and the respectable broker.” From 1888, when it began publishing under that motto, The Financial Times has seen continuity in its mission.
On Wednesday, The F.T. is celebrating its 125th birthday. The newspaper’s London headquarters along the south bank of the Thames will be lit up in pink, the color of the paper on which it has been printed since shortly after it was founded. There will be a few parties — understated, of course, for these are straitened times in the City of London, and challenging ones for the newspaper industry.