How to Pitch to II What we’re looking for from contributors and how to send us pitches.

What We’re Looking for:

What We Are Not Interested In

  • “High-Profile Person Opines on XYZ.” Unless the person is at the level of a Jamie Dimon, Ray Dalio, or Henry Kravis, we will pass. These stories typically flop because they are so unlikely to speak to the actual conflicts in their business segments. Without conflict, they’re just puff pieces of a sort.
  • Dry regulation-centered articles. The bar is higher for regulatory stories, but some freelancers have pulled off hits (e.g.,,-mifid-ii-is-live-here%E2%80%99s-how-it%E2%80%99s-already-changing-the-research-business “After Years of Talk, MiFID II Is Live. Here’s How It’s Already Changing the Research Business.”
  • Bylined articles by asset managers or service providers. If you’re interested in submitting such a piece to II please contact our publisher, Dave Galan for pricing and further details on sponsored content.

What We Pay

II’s freelance rate is $1/per word plus reasonable expenses. Certain writers will earn more, as will authors bringing us hot scoops

We strive to be a freelancer-friendly. This means paying invoices within 30 days of receiving them and responding to pitches in a timely manner.

Note: New contributors will need to be set-up in our systems. Processing inititial paperwork can take 2-3 weeks to complete.

How to Pitch

To submit a pitch, complete the form below.

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