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 24 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, financial review board, and 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 is the on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of 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. Her career has covered a vast range of complex topics and publications including parenting, philanthropy, small business, technology, cars, health, and 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.
Hilarey Gould has over a decade of journalism experience, with expertise in editing, content strategy, SEO, social media, and more. She is currently the Editorial Director, Financial Products and Services, at Investopedia, and has held editorial roles at The Balance, Bankrate, SmartAsset, and realtor.com. Hilarey has a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Yasmin Ghahremani is an Associate Editorial Director at Investopedia, where she oversees educational content about consumer financial products, ranging from checking accounts to life insurance. She joined the team in January 2023, after working for nearly four years in a similar role at The Balance. She has more than a decade of experience educating consumers about personal finance, which also includes stints as a managing editor at CreditCards.com and Wise Bread, and a contract editor at LendingTree.
Yasmin has also had an extensive international career covering business, technology, and the environment for broadcast and print outlets, including CNN, CNBC, and Asiaweek magazine. She has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.
Alec McCabe is the Associate Editorial Director of news at Investopedia, overseeing a growing newsroom. He has worked as a financial journalist, foreign correspondent, writer, and news manager for almost three decades, most of that time at Bloomberg News. His expertise includes the financial markets, economics, business, company news, and the intersection of money and politics. He has worked around the world to deliver timely, insightful news and analysis of the biggest breaking stories of the day, week, month, and year. Before joining Investopedia in 2022, he spent almost three decades covering financial news in New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. He also worked for the Associated Press, Reuters, and The Real Deal.
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.
Mrinalini is the Senior Editor of investing news at Investopedia, with 10+ years of financial journalism experience across two continents and different media. She is passionate about creating comprehensive and usable financial content. Previously, she worked with organizations such as Financial Times, Forbes, The Balance, and CNBC TV18. Mrinalini holds a master’s in business and economic reporting from New York University and a bachelor’s with honors in economics from the University of Delhi, India.
Stella Osoba is the Senior Editor of trading and investing at Investopedia, where she oversees the library of financial education content. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as a financial, legal, and business writer, a technical analyst, an attorney, and an independent trader. Stella is active in the CMT Association and was co-founder and chair of Women in Technical Analysis, designed to increase opportunities for women to network and form meaningful contacts in the finance industry.
Clay Halton serves as a Business Editor at Investopedia, focusing on breaking down complex business and financial topics for readers. He manages the Investopedia Financial Review Board which helps ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of all content on the site. He collaborates closely with the visual and video teams at Dotdash Meredith to create compelling and content-rich images. He is passionate about creating educational content around financial topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. He has a B.A. in English from Webster University, where he graduated with honors.
Taylor Tompkins has worked for more than a decade as a journalist covering business, finance, and the economy. She is the Economics Editor for news at Investopedia, and she has logged thousands of hours interviewing experts, analyzing data, and writing articles to help readers understand economic forces. Previously, Taylor has served as a Reporter and Content Curator at CreditCards.com where she wrote and managed content about personal finance. She worked as a reporter and assistant managing editor at the Dallas Business Journal.
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.
Jess Feldman has been writing and editing for more than five years, and has specifically covered personal finance basics since 2020. As a finance editor on the special projects team, she writes, edits, and develops brand-building projects across a variety of platforms. Since joining the financial space, she has developed an interest in finding ways to make the complex topic of finance relatable to younger generations. Jess has a degree journalism from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, one of the top-10 journalism schools in the country.
Colin is an Associate Editor of financial news at Investopedia where he writes and edits breaking news and original analysis in and around the tech sector, as well as other parts of the financial markets and economy. He has more than three years of experience editing, proofreading, and fact-checking content on current financial events and politics. He is the co-editor of #Charlottesville: White Supremacy, Populism, and Resistance. He received his M.A. in journalism from The New School and his B.A. in history and political science from McGill University.
Hiranmayi Srinivasan is an Associate Editor for Investopedia. She has covered personal finance topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and economic news at Dotdash Meredith since 2021. She believes financial literacy is a key to building wealth and strives to create content that is informative, timely, and educational. Hiranmayi also has experience working in digital and broadcast newsrooms.
Ward Williams is an Associate Editor focused on student loans and other financial products and services. He has five years of professional editing, proofreading, and writing experience. Ward regularly contributes to stories about government policy and company profiles. He received his B.A. in English from North Carolina State University and his M.S. in publishing from New York University.
Prior to working for Investopedia, Ward was a marketing intern with Valiant Entertainment. He also served as the DC section head of ComicsVerse for nearly three years, during which he was responsible for editing articles and managing the DC Comics division of the website.
Mack Wilowski is an Associate Editor for Investopedia focused on data journalism and financial news. He regularly contributes to Investopedia's Term of the Day newsletter, the New York City Economy Tracker, and the "What to Expect" weekly markets briefing. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with dual majors in economics and finance and a minor in diplomacy and international relations. While in school, he served as the national news section editor for the Stillman Exchange, managing a staff of student writers. Mack is passionate about publishing informative and compelling content that helps readers understand the world of finance and its role in their lives.
Diccon Hyatt is an experienced financial and economics reporter who has covered the pandemic-era economy in hundreds of stories over the past two years. He's written hundreds of stories breaking down complex financial topics in plainspoken language, emphasizing the impact that economic currents would have on individuals' finances and the market. He's also worked at The Balance, U.S. 1, Community News Service, and the Middletown Transcript.