The TRADE appoints Hayley McDowell as editor to lead new-look team

New line-up at The TRADE sees expanded team and a growing focus on multimedia and digital.

By Editors

Hayley McDowell, editor, The TRADE

The TRADE is pleased to announce the appointment of Hayley McDowell as editor, heading up a new team dedicated to growing the print, digital, research and events arms of the publication.

McDowell takes over after five years with The TRADE, most recently as senior reporter.

Focusing on building out the publication’s online offering during her tenure, McDowell has helped The TRADE grow from recording around one million unique page views per year in 2017, to over two million in 2019, in a landmark year for the brand.

As editor she will be charged with running The TRADE’s flagship quarterly magazine, leading the online strategy and bolstering the firm’s research and events businesses. The announcement comes as The TRADE publishes the first quarter edition of its magazine.

“Hayley has built an unrivalled reputation delivering the biggest stories and insights on trading and execution across the market during her time here,” said Jonathan Watkins, publisher of The TRADE. “She’s demonstrated a deep understanding of the industry and what’s important to our readers and we’re excited to see where she will take the publication moving forward.”

Also joining The TRADE is Kiays Khalil, who becomes the brand’s first multimedia journalist. Khalil is an experienced broadcast journalist and producer who most recently worked at BloxLive TV in Malta and spent three years as a producer at Dukascopy TV in Switzerland. Khalil has also worked for the BBC in Salford. The TRADE is also bringing on another new reporter this summer as part of the expansion.

“The importance of multimedia in today’s environment cannot be understated and we’re excited to have someone with Kiays’ experience and skillset come on board as we look to grow our offering,” added Watkins. “We’re planning much more multimedia work including podcasts, video interviews and features and bringing out news and in-depth pieces to life through Kiays’ work.”

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