About the Marjorie Deane Foundation


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The Marjorie Deane Foundation for Financial Journalism subsidizes tuition and travel for the summer school, to enable all students on the City masters course to reap the benefits, regardless of financial circumstances.


Marjorie Deane


Marjorie Deane worked for the Economist as a statistician and financial journalist from 1947 until her retirement in 1989. As deputy business editor at the Economist for a decade, she covered world economic and financial affairs, including the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. She also launched a fortnightly newsletter, the Economist Financial Report.

After a long and successful career, she decided to encourage young people to follow in her footsteps through the Marjorie Deane Foundation, which launched in 1998. Marjorie was active in its affairs until her death in October 2008.


The Foundation aims to advance public education in financial and monetary theory and institutions by:

  • providing work experience, financial support or vocational training for aspiring financial journalists
  • commissioning research into subjects related to financial institutions, financial theory and investments


The Foundation sponsored professorships in financial journalism at City, University of London from 2009 and New York University from 2013.



The financial journalism masters programmes at City and NYU both send students on the international summer school, supported by grants from the Marjorie Deane Foundation. Zanny Minton-Beddoes, editor-in-chief of the Economist, chairs the Foundation’s trustees.



For more information about the summer school or the Masters in Financial Journalism contact Steve Schifferes.