Wondering why you see "The Investopedia Team" as the author of many of our financial definitions and other articles? Having written, expanded, and regularly updated our financial terms dictionary over the last 20 years, it would not be accurate to only credit the work of a single author or editor on most definitions and pages. In some cases, as many as 20 writers, editors, fact checkers, copy editors, editorial advisors, and financial experts have made significant contributions and changes to each document over the years. All those changes are intended to bring you the most accurate, complete, and helpful financial information possible.
In the future, we plan to showcase the history of each term's evolution and all of those expert writers and editors who have contributed to it. Today, we make it easy to learn more about our editorial policies, our financial review board, and our anti-bias review board.
Here is an overview of our current editorial staff overseeing the content of the site and all of the contributors to it:
Caleb has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing, and documentaries. Caleb sits on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing & Writing), and his awards include a Peabody, EPPY, SABEW Best in Business, and two Emmy nominations.
Anna Attkisson is the Senior Editorial Director for Investopedia. She oversees content strategy and operations. Anna began her career as an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) intern at American Homestyle & Gardening magazine. Since then, she has gone on to cover a vast range of complex topics from small business to finance. Previously, she has served as the editorial director at Business.com, Business News Daily, and Tom's IT Pro. Anna holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
Walden is a veteran business and investing editor with more than 20 years running major titles and serving global media companies such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, and LinkedIn, where he was the company's first finance editor. Walden most recently served as the editor-in-chief of the workplace and HR/benefits brands for Arizent’s Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser magazines, managing coverage of the future of work and COVID-19 crisis. Walden was the news editor for investing and technology coverage at Crain’s InvestmentNews and a founding editor of the Reuters Global Markets Forum online community.
Ben is the Associate Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services for Investopedia and is responsible for the news, education and rating methodologies that Investopedia creates around the various products and services it reviews.
Ben has over 30 years of experience in financial services and has spent his career in marketing, operations and content management roles for banks, credit card issuers and credit card marketplace websites, including CreditCards.com and Bankrate.com. His area of specialization over the past 20 years has been credit cards.
Jill Cornfield is a Senior Editor of Personal Finance at Investopedia. She is an experienced writer and editor with a special interest in retirement strategies, daily finance, and saving for specific goals. She believes people may have innate personal finance and spending habits, but that change is definitely possible.
Julia is Senior Editor of Personal Finance at Investopedia and has been with the company since 2014. A longtime finance writer and editor for national consumer and technical audiences, she is the former editor of Consumer Reports and Psychology Today and was also Vice President and Editorial Director of Consumers Union as well as Vice President, Content for Zagat Surveys.
Gabe Alpert is an Associate Editor at Investopedia. His investing expertise is particularly focused on the areas of equities, ETFs, and conventional mutual funds. He has spent more than five years covering current events that impact both the market and broader economy. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with honors.
Clay Halton, Associate Editor at Investopedia, manages the Investopedia Financial Review Board that helps ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of all content. He also writes and edits personal finance content with a particular focus on financial topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. He has a BA in English from Webster University, where he graduated with honors.
Ward Williams is an Associate Editor at Investopedia with four years of experience writing and editing with a particular emphasis on data research into economic, personal finance, and trading and investing topics that range from weekly unemployment rates to countries without income taxes. He has a B.A. from North Carolina State University and an M.S. from New York University.
Sienna is a self-proclaimed credit card nerd who has been creating personal finance content for more than six years. She joined The Balance as a staff writer in May 2019, and is now managing special projects for both Investopedia and The Balance to further engage readers in important topics. Sienna previously worked for CreditCards.com. Her work has been cited by major news outlets and government agencies, including the CFPB and NBCNews.com.
Sienna earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and completed a media studies program with The Fund For American Studies at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.