Jonathan Ford has been chief leader writer at the Financial Times since January 2010. He joined from Reuters where he was commentary editor and set up the company' s first team covering financial comment. Before that, he worked for eight years at the financial commentary service Breakingviews, of which he was a co-founder. Jonathan started his career in investment banking, working for Morgan Grenfell as a corporate financier. After moving into journalism, he worked as a financial reporter for the Evening Standard and then at the FT, where he wrote for the Lex column.