Ben covers banks and financial services for the FT’s Lex column, based in London. Before that he was in New York for three years, covering the big banks like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, and everything happening around the fringes. That came after a few years in Tokyo, focusing on markets and economics, at a time when “Abenomics” was beginning to change the game. And before that came a stint in Hong Kong, writing for the Lex column. Ben joined the FT in London (on Lex) in 2007, after spells at the Economist, a legal publishing company and two years as a teacher on a subtropical island in Japan. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Eng Lit.