Philip Stafford is editor of FT Trading Room, the Financial Times's microsite devoted to market structure, exchanges, clearing and high frequency trading. He has held this role for four years and won a Sabew award for his coverage of coverage of "flash crash" trader Navinder Sarao. As part of a 14-year career at the FT, he has also been UK stock markets editor, small cap columnist and UK technology correspondent. He has also worked for the FT in Tokyo.
He started at Bloomberg as a commodities reporter in 1999 and was a key part of the team that developed online financial website FTMarketwatch during the technology boom in 2000. Prior to starting a career in journalism, he was a teacher in Japan.