Commentator of the Year

The Financial Times' Claer Barrett collects her trophy from Varda Bachrach, Head of Communications at TipRanks and awards host Kerry Godliman

Winner: Claer Barrett, Financial Times

Presented with a high-calibre shortlist, this category took the judges a fair bit of deliberation because after the first round of scoring there wasn’t much in it amongst three of the journalists. Following a second phase of adjudication, the judges eventually reached a decision with Claer Barrett of the Financial Times emerging as the winner.

“Fascinating subjects, well-written and engaging,” said one judge. She “puts the situation into perspective for readers and gives them useful knowledge”. Another judge remarked that “the digital vetting angle was original and informative and both the salary sacrifice and lifetime allowance topics are perfect fodder for FT readers”.

Highly Commended: Iona Bain, i Newspaper

The judges were also keen to recognise Iona Bain for her work commenting that her submission was “written with emotional intelligence as well as financial knowledge bringing overlooked topics to the public”.


Iona Bain, i Newspaper

Claer Barrett, Financial Times

Jessie Hewitson, The Times & The Sunday Times

Katey Pigden, Money Marketing

Adam Williams, Telegraph Media Group

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