Sam Fleming is Brussels Bureau Chief at the Financial Times. He has held the post since August 2019, after moving from Washington DC where he was US Economics Editor for the FT for nearly five years, covering the Federal Reserve System, US Treasury, and US economic policy. He previously worked as the newspaper’s Financial Policy Correspondent in London, covering financial regulation for the FT, where he started in October 2013.
He worked as Economics Editor for The Times of London from 2010 and 2013. Between 2006 and 2010 he was Associate City Editor and Economics Correspondent for the Daily Mail newspaper, also in London. He started his work in journalism at Bloomberg in 2001, where he covered industry, the stock market and latterly economics until 2005.
Between 1997 and 2000 he worked at Slaughter and May, a London-based corporate law firm, qualifying as a solicitor in mergers and acquisitions in 1999. He studied law at the College of Law, London, from 1994 to 1996. His university degree was at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1994. He was born in London in 1973.