Rainmaker Information, publisher of Money magazine, has appointed Julia Newbould Managing Editor of Money magazine.
Julia Newbould has been Money magazine’s Editor at Large since December 2019.
Newbould has more than 20 years’ finance journalism experience and was previously Editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines at Reed Business Information; Managing Editor at InvestorInfo and Managing Editor at Morningstar Australia.
Her most recent role was at BT Financial Group in marketing and communications where she founded the Stella Network, a network group for women in financial advice.
“I believe passionately in helping those who are keen to help themselves. We’re not all born equal and do not have the same opportunities in life, but through education we can make up for some of the initial inequalities,” said Newbould.
The Money team now comprises digital editor Sharyn McCowen and senior journalist David Thornton as well as its strong stable of contributors.
Money magazine Editor-in-Chief Michelle Baltazar said: “I’m happy to announce Julia as the new managing editor of our flagship consumer title. Her passion for helping people with better managing their finances has been well demonstrated.
“Julia has a long career in financial media and last year published her first book The Joy of Money, co-authored with financial adviser Kate McCallum.
The Joy of Money won the Best Personal Finance and Investment book at the Australian Business Book Awards in 2020. It was also a runner up in the Health and Wellbeing category.
Newbould said she is thrilled to be taking the reins of this prestigious title and working with the talented team of writers that include Paul Clitheroe, Susan Hely, Annette Sampson, Vita Palestrant, David Thornton and Pam Walkley as well as the wonderful wealth management professionals.
Research has shown 50 per cent of Australians carry some anxiety about their finances, but with financial education and knowledge this reduces. Last year, the Money team focused on helping people understand their position on super, debt and unemployment and bounce back from setbacks as we all faced COVID-19 issues.
“The magazine remains loyal to its original purpose to help everyday Australians better take care of their financial futures through understanding financial planning principles and investments,” Newbould said.
“Everyone who wants to know more about money to help them create the life they want should be able to access the information they need to make informed choices.
“We are in a privileged position to be able to help them find this information.”
Founded in 1992, The Rainmaker Group is an Australian financial services information company providing market intelligence, industry research, media and publishing, events and consulting services.
Rainmaker produces strategic, tactical, and analytical information about the financial services industry predominantly for superannuation funds, investment managers, financial planners and consumers.
The Rainmaker Group comprises: Rainmaker Information, Financial Standard,
FS Aspire CPD, SelectingSuper, SelectAdviser, Industry Moves, FS Sustainability and Money magazine.