After more than 60 years in journalism, including the past 46 with Pensions & Investments, former Editor Michael J. Clowes is signing off.
"We are grateful for the extended time that Mike Clowes gave to P&I by providing thought-provoking views and commentary well past his 'official' retirement many years ago," said Group Publisher Chris Battaglia.
"Institutional investors, but specifically plan sponsors and participants, have never had a more forceful and thoughtful champion," said P&I Editor Amy B. Resnick. "Working with Mike has been an education. I will miss him."
Possessing a wealth of knowledge around the institutional investment industry, Mr. Clowes guided P&I since its launch in 1973 in anticipation of the enactment of ERISA, starting as executive editor before taking on the role of editor in 1979, a position he held for 18 years. He then transitioned to editorial director of P&I and then-sister publication InvestmentNews before retiring from full-time work in 2006 and taking on the mantle of editor at large.
Since then, Mr. Clowes has been instrumental in crafting P&I's editorial page, first alongside Barry B. Burr, and then as the lead writer since Mr. Burr's retirement as editorial page editor at the end of 2016.
In 2000, Mr. Clowes wrote the critically acclaimed book, "The Money Flood: How Pension Funds Revolutionized Investing." In 2005, he was a recipient of the Lillywhite Award given out by the Employee Benefit Research Institute in recognition of lifetime contributions to Americans' economic security.
An avid snowboarder and snowboard instructor, Mr. Clowes is looking forward to not having to deal with deadlines after more than 60 years. He started his career in journalism as a reporter at the Sydney Daily Mirror in 1958, was the U.S. correspondent for The Australian from 1964 to 1968 and worked as a staff writer at Forbes before joining P&I.