Previously, he had a long career as a journalist with the Financial Times, Reuters and South China Morning Post with postings in Chicago, Washington, DC, Singapore, Hanoi, Frankfurt, Berlin, Zurich and Hong Kong.
Most recently, he was the managing editor of the Financial Times' emerging markets research service, FT Confidential Research. Before that he was the Financial Times’ Singapore and Malaysia correspondent, based in Singapore, since 2012. In that role he covered Singapore, Malaysia, and financial and business news and analysis from across Southeast Asia - including SGX and the push by western exchanges into Asia.
He also regularly contributed to the FT’s Inside Asia column. Previously, Grant was based in London, editing and writing for FT Trading Room, which he launched in 2009. FT Trading Room is a section of FT.com providing a single source of intelligence for trading, exchanges, clearing, settlement, financial markets regulation and trading technology.  
Grant joined the FT in London in 1998, as editor of the pages in the paper focused on European corporate news and analysis. He also reported for the Financial Times from Germany and Switzerland.
Before moving to Washington DC in 2006, he served as one of two Chicago and Midwest correspondents. He was the U.S. automotive correspondent and covered the U.S. futures and options industry (including the Chicago Board of Trade, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange). He also served as the U.S. consumer industries correspondent. Grant also covered railroads, agriculture, general Midwest business stories and Chicago's arts scene.
Before this, Grant served as a member of the capital markets team. He worked for the newspaper as a stringer from Vietnam in 1994, where he established the FT's first bureau in Hanoi. Before working at the FT, Grant was employed by Reuters in Hong Kong from 1990 to 1993. He also served as business and arts reporter for the Sunday edition of the South China Morning Post.
Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts with joint honors from Bristol University, U.K.
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