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Hard data and deep insights on foreign direct investment from the industry’s leading journalists and experts

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Powered by data and created by top business editors, journalists and data scientists, Investment Monitor examines the corporate dynamics shaping the investment landscape.

Our authors

  • Glenn Barklie

    Chief economist

    Glenn Barklie is chief economist of New Statesman Media Group after joining from the Financial Times, where he was the head of benchmarking services for fDi Intelligence. With almost 15 years’ experience in foreign direct investment and economic development, he has worked with many government agencies and corporates, specialising in location benchmarking, rankings and investment trends as well as managing FDI databases.

  • Viola Caon

    Senior editor

    Viola Caon is a senior editor at Investment Monitor and joined New Statesman Media Group from Euromoney’s IJGlobal. She has been writing about private investment in energy and infrastructure for the past four years after covering the asset management sector more broadly. Viola has extensive knowledge of the institutional investment world and has focused on fund investments both in infrastructure and across other asset classes at a global level since the beginning of her career in 2012.

  • Naomi Davies

    FDI consultant

    Naomi Davies is an FDI consultant at New Statesman Media Group. She joins the team after more than five years at fDi Intelligence, a specialist division of the Financial Times. Naomi is the former head of research for fDi Rankings, a series of reports held within fDi Magazine regarding the competitiveness of global locations. Prior to this, she worked as a senior investment analyst and researcher for fDi Markets, the division’s greenfield cross-border investment monitor.

  • Courtney Fingar

    Editor-in-chief

    Courtney Fingar is editor-in-chief of Investment Monitor and launched the publication in September 2020 after joining New Statesman Media Group from the Financial Times. Her 20-year career in business journalism includes running the FT’s fDi Magazine and serving as head of content for its associated data division fDi Intelligence. She has covered business stories in more than 80 countries and is a widely known commentator on international investment trends.

  • Richard Gardham

    Managing editor

    Richard Gardham is the managing editor of Investment Monitor, joining from the Financial Times where he was production manager across a number of titles, including The Banker and fDi Magazine. Richard has worked in magazine production for 25 years, with a career spanning numerous national newspapers and business-to-business publications.

  • Sofia Karadima

    Senior editor and researcher

    Sofia Karadima is a senior editor and researcher of Investment Monitor, focusing on financial and business services, and ESG investing. Prior to joining New Statesman Media Group, she was covering institutional investment across private markets for financial news and research provider Acuris. She has reported on private equity, venture capital, private debt and infrastructure, among other topics. Sofia is currently based in London, after living in Chile, Denmark, Spain and Greece.

  • Marina Leiva

    Senior reporter

    Marina Leiva is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, where she specialises in the agribusiness sector. Previously she reported on institutional investments in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal for MandateWire at the Financial Times. She started her career in Spain, covering international affairs for Eldiario.es.

  • Charlotte Lloyd

    Global head of partnerships

    Charlotte Lloyd is global head of partnerships for FDI, joining New Statesman Media Group from her prior role as regional director at fDI Intelligence of the Financial Times. She has a wealth of experience spanning almost 15 years in the fDI landscape and has visited 70 countries, helping economic development associations, cities and regions to generate corporate investment leads and excel marketing their locations to drive economic prosperity and growth.

  • Cathy Mullan

    Head of FDI product

    Cathy Mullan is head of product for FDI at New Statesman Media Group. She joined the Investment Monitor team following almost nine years as part of fDi Intelligence, a specialist division of the Financial Times. Cathy worked as head of rankings at fDi Intelligence, producing location rankings with a focus on foreign investment. Later, she worked as product manager for the division's location comparison tool, fDi Benchmark.

  • Christine Patton

    Senior economist

    Christine Patton is senior economist for New Statesman Media Group. She joins from the Financial Times where she was head of fDi Markets for the fDi Intelligence division. During her 11 years at the Financial Times, Christine managed the greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets, and was also involved with report writing, economic development and product development.

  • Sebastian Shehadi

    Political editor

    Sebastian Shehadi is political editor and senior editor at Investment Monitor and joined New Statesman Media Group from the Financial Times, where he was an editor at fDi Magazine. He takes special interest in tourism, tier-two cities, green energy, real estate and emerging markets, and his writing has appeared in the FT, BBC, New Statesman, Sifted and Middle East Eye. Prior to his career in journalism, Sebastian served as a political risk analyst at Citibank. He can be found on LinkedIn.

  • Ruth Strachan

    Senior reporter

    Ruth Strachan is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor after joining New Statesman Media Group from the Financial Times. Ruth previously worked as a content editor at FT Live. In this role she wrote content for various global events across a number of topics including FDI, technology, C-Suite roles and compliance. Before this, she was a journalist at DC Thomson. Returning to her journalistic roots, Ruth's focus at Investment Monitor includes manufacturing, mining and commodities.

  • Jon Whiteaker

    Senior editor

    Jon Whiteaker is a senior editor at Investment Monitor focusing on FDI in the energy sector. He joined New Statesman Media Group from Euromoney Institutional Investor. He has been a business and finance journalist for 10 years, five of which he spent as the editor of IJGlobal – a leading news and data title covering energy and infrastructure finance. Jon has reported on transactions and investment trends across all continents and is an experienced leader and participant in industry events

  • Lara Williams

    Senior reporter

    Lara Williams is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor specialising in FDI in the tech and financial services sectors. An experienced writer, Lara previously worked as deputy editor of the Financial Times’ fDi Magazine. Lara has a background in technology journalism writing for the UK’s Computing magazine and has spent much of the past decade living in Silicon Valley.

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