Courtney Fingar is the editor of fDi Magazine, overseeing all elements of editorial content for the specialist bimonthly publication and its online portal, www.fdiintelligence.com. fDi Magazine is the flagship publication for fDi Intelligence, The Financial Times Ltd's dedicated unit specialising in greenfield crossborder investment, and is read by senior-level executives at multinational corporations responsible for global expansion decisions.
A trained journalist, she frequently interviews political and business leaders about economic and investment issues, and contributes features and in-depth special reports to the magazine, such as a series of widely acclaimed investment guides based on her on-the-ground reporting from Iraq in 2009-10. She has covered FDI stories in all major regions of the world.
She also has extensive public speaking experience, having chaired conferences, moderated panels and made presentations to large audiences in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She is a regular panellist at key international events, and has appeared on television and radio in dozens of countries as a commentator on international investment.
Before joining fDi in 2004, she served as the editor of Trade & Forfaiting Review, a monthly magazine focusing on trade, export and commodities finance.
Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom in 2001, she worked in Washington, DC, first for the National Journal Group as a writer for an environmental news service and later as a reporter and editor for Global Business magazine, a 90,000-circulation monthly that reported on international trade and investment for a US executive audience.
Ms Fingar has a BA in journalism from the University of Alabama in the United States and an MSc in International and European Politics, with a special focus on political economy and trade issues, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
About fDi Intelligence :
fDi Intelligence, part of The Financial Times Ltd, is the leading provider of intelligence on foreign direct investment. The portfolio encompasses world class products, services and business tools that allow companies and economic development authorities alike to make informed decisions about crossborder greenfield investment.