Alexandra Garfinkle is a reporter in the Financial Times’ specialist division, covering P&C insurance companies, including Progressive, Geico and Allstate. At the FT, she’s broken news surrounding Allstate’s shifting rules for its beleaguered captive agents and manages data-based stories. Previously, she covered M&A, activism, consumer goods, and private equity at The Deal, a publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Garfinkle’s areas of interest also currently include public records-based stories, redlining, insurance’s relationship to climate change, and deeply-reported features unraveling the intersection of corporate power and financial jargon.
In recent years, she’s been awarded a CFA Media Scholarship, a 2020 SABEW Data Immersion Fellowship, and a Business Reporting Residency with the Dow Jones News Fund.
Garfinkle graduated from NYU’s BER in 2019 and received her BA from The University of Chicago in 2015. She resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, a screenwriter, and is privately working on a series about Hollywood and its murky accounting practices.