Patrick Jenkins was appointed banking editor for the Financial Times in June 2009. He covers major global banks with a particular focus on Europe, as well as leading the FT's 10-strong global financial services reporting team. Prior to this post he was companies editor and assistant editor, and before that he was the editor of international company news.
Jenkins joined the FT Group in 1996 as editor of the newsletter FT world insurance report, before becoming UK companies reporter in 2000. Prior to taking up the post as international company news editor, Jenkins spent four years in Germany as Frankfurt correspondent for the FT.