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For more than 45 years, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world's foremost financial publications with ground-breaking journalism and incisive writing that provides must-read intelligence for a global audience. This award-winning magazine is essential reading for the world's leading financiers, corporate executives and government officials, who rely on the breadth and depth of coverage that have made Institutional Investor such a premier publication.

Institutional Investor 's unique ability to tell the inside story sets it apart from the competition and is why it remains such an important source of information for our discerning audience.

Throughout the year, Institutional Investor offers a host of proprietary research and rankings that serve as respected industry benchmarks, informing and influencing its carefully targeted circulation base.

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Michael Peltz Michael Peltz oversees all editorial operations, including Institutional Investor's print and digital properties. From July 2009 to July 2011, he was Executive Editor, responsible for overseeing the editorial content of Institutional Investor's Americas edition. Prior to that he was Editor of Institutional Investor's Alpha, a leading magazine dedicated to covering the hedge fund industry. During his two decades as a financial journalist, Michael has closely followed Wall Street, asset management, hedge funds and other alternative investments, derivatives and trading. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he has also worked at Worth and Bloomberg Markets magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @mppeltz.


Tom Buerkle Tom Buerkle has spent more than 20 years in Europe covering finance, economics and politics for Institutional Investor, and previously for the International Herald Tribune and Dow Jones. He writes frequently on banking, regulation and economic policymaking. Follow Tom on Twitter at @tombuerkle.

Thomas W. Johnson
Thomas W. Johnson is responsible for the editorial presentation of the company's world-renowned research and rankings, including The All-America Research Team. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Financial Planning and executive editor of On Wall Street magazines. Before that he was a reporter and editor at the New Jersey News Tribune and the Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times. His work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association and the Philadelphia Press Association. Find him on Twitter at @tjohnson_NYC.
 Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson joined Institutional Investor as creative director in December 2015 and oversees the art and design direction of the publication both in print and online. Previous to his time at II he worked as art director at Foreign Policy and as creative and production director at the New York Observer. He started his journalism career as a reporter and editor for a group of small community papers in Portland, Oregon.  Follow him on Twitter at @edxjohnson
Kalina MazurKalina Ollinger manages the content creation process across all platforms (digital, mobile, print and video).  She works closely with the editors, writers, art team and production staff in packaging content to maximize its impact across the various platforms.  Prior to joining Institutional Investor in June 2013, Kalina worked at Inc. magazine as the assistant managing editor and eventually as a senior producer for its website. She began her magazine publishing career at Food & Wine and also worked at Glamour. Kalina has an M.S. in Publishing and a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.  She currently lives in Brooklyn and tweets from @kalinamazur.
Allen T. Cheng Allen T. Cheng is the Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor and Editor of, Institutional Investor's Chinese language service that caters to Chinese investors globally. Cheng has more than 24 years of journalism experience covering business, finance and politics in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining Institutional Investor, he was Bloomberg News' China political correspondent based in Beijing. Over the course of his career, he has worked for several Fortune 500 media companies, including Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, and Time Warner Inc. He is the co-author of a major magazine package on global sovereign wealth funds, which won first place for magazine investigative journalism in the 2009 U.S. Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Awards. Follow Allen on Twitter at @acheng87.

Frances Denmark Frances Denmark has been a senior writer at Institutional Investor and Institutional Investor's Alpha since June 2007. Prior to that she was a contributing writer for II publications as well as for Plan Sponsor, Wall Street & Technology, Bloomberg Wealth Manager and Trader Monthly. With a primary focus on "mission-based" investors of pension and retirement plans, endowments, and foundations, Fran also covers a range of subjects from asset management to financial technology and tweets from @francesdenmark. With an M.B.A. from Pace University and an M.S.W. from New York University, Fran has worked in corporate training and development, financial conference programming and clinical social work.

Imogen Rose-Smith Imogen Rose-Smith is a senior writer with Institutional Investor, covering asset management, alternative investments and the capital markets. Between December 2005 and the summer of 2009, Imogen was a staff writer for Alpha, Institutional Investor's hedge fund publication. Prior to joining Institutional Investor she worked as an associate editor for Trader Monthly. Imogen began her journalism career at Money Management Letter, an Institutional Investor News publication covering the defined benefit pension industry. Follow Imogen on Twitter at @ImogenNYC.

Julie Segal Julie Segal is a senior writer for Institutional Investor and has been a contributor to the magazine since 2006. She covers investment management, including institutional managers, retail mutual fund houses, wealth management, retirement, hedge funds and private equity. Before joining the magazine, Julie was an executive editor, managing editor and a writer for various publications in Institutional Investor's newsletter division. Julie founded II's first publication devoted to financial operations and technology in the mid-1990s, and also was instrumental in shaping II's online strategy. Julie lives in New Jersey and tweets from @julie_segal.

Diana Panfil is video director and deputy art director of Institutional Investor. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and the American Society of Business Press Editors. She has previously designed for a variety of publications including The New York Times and Psychology Today. Diana currently resides in Manhattan.

Anne Szustek
is responsible for Institutional Investor's online articles and team of Web writers. Before joining II in September 2013, she was the deputy editor of Benchmark Litigation, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Legal Media Group, where she launched its awards series, social media channels and spin-off publication, Top 250 Women in Litigation. Earlier, Anne was the main business writer for online startup and covered emerging markets at Oxford Business Group in Istanbul. Anne's writing has appeared in the New York Times’ The Local blog, Refinery29 and the Fiscal Times. She holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from the University of Chicago. Follow her on Twitter at @the59thStBridge.

Kaitlin UgolikKaitlin Ugolik assists with web production for Institutional Investor and Institutional Investor’s Alpha and contributes to both publications in print and online. She previously covered commercial real estate deals and litigation at Law360. Kaitlin began her journalism career in North Carolina at the Durham Herald-Sun newspaper and NewsRadio 680 WPTF before completing an MS in journalism at Columbia University in 2011. You can find her on Twitter @kaitlinugolik.

Jen WernerJen Werner oversees social media efforts for Institutional Investor and Institutional Investor’s Alpha. She also contributes to both magazines and assists with Web production. Prior to joining II in January 2016, Jen worked as the online and social media editor for The Literary Review, an international literary journal, where she continues to serve on the editorial board. She began her career at Ramius LLC, a New York–based alternative investment management firm, as a marketing and client services associate. She has also taught writing at St. Francis College and at Farleigh Dickinson University, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. In addition to founding the Writerly States series, her fiction writing has appeared online and in print. Follow her on Twitter at @jenwernerr.

Jess DelaneyJess Delaney joined Institutional Investor in January 2015. He contributes to II’s print and digital platforms and assists with the production of the company’s Research and Rankings reports and data products. Prior to joining Institutional Investor, Jess covered the public investor space for the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute with a focus on sovereign wealth funds, public pensions and central banks. He kicked off his career in journalism in 2012, writing on U.S. exports of industrial technology to China for XportReporter, a former mergermarket company. Jess graduated from Reed College in 2013 with a degree in Mathematics and Economics. Follow him on Twitter at @jdelaney_NYC.

Jeffrey Kutler Jeffrey Kutler is editor-in-chief of Risk Professional magazine, the flagship publication of the Jersey City, New Jersey–based Global Association of Risk Professionals. He joined GARP in December 2008 from Institutional Investor, where he served as assistant managing editor, focusing primarily on banking and technology, from 2000 to 2005, and as U.S. editor from 2007 to 2008. Between those stints, Kutler was editor-in-chief of the weekly Securities Industry News. Before 2000, he worked for about 20 years for the daily newspaper American Banker and some of its affiliates, rising to the position of executive editor. He is a contributor to Institutional Investor's technology and risk management coverage.

Nick RockelNick Rockel edits various sections of Institutional Investor and its website. Based in Vancouver, Nick is a former editor-in-chief of Vancouver magazine and spent several years as articles editor of the Georgia Straight, Canada's largest weekly newspaper. His writing appears in a wide range of North American publications. Nick has a B.A. in English and classical literature from McGill University, where his academic awards included the Henry Chapman Medal in classics.
Stephen Taub Stephen Taub has been a financial/business journalist for more than 30 years. He is a senior contributing editor of Institutional Investor magazine and a contributing editor of Institutional Investor's Alpha . He was previously V.P. of content for, editor of and editor-in-chief of Financial World magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @stephentaub.

Illustrations by Lina Chen