Alan Kohler

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Alan Robert Kohler AM (born 26 April 1952) is an Australian financial journalist and newspaper editor. He currently writes for his own online financial publication, The Constant Investor.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 1969, Kohler began as a cadet on The Australian. He has been a columnist for Chanticleer in The Australian Financial Review and served as its editor between 1985 and 1988. He was editor of The Age from 1992 to 1995.[3]

Kohler was chief executive and a major shareholder of Australian Independent Business Media Pty Ltd, which published the online investment newsletter Eureka Report and the free, 24-hour business news and commentary website Business Spectator since 2007.[4] AIBM was sold for $30m in 2012 to News Corp; Kohler remained as editor-in-chief.[5]

Alan Kohler appeared on the ABC's Inside Business from 2002 to 2013[6] and continues to appear on ABC News.[7] He was chairman of Melbourne University Press between 2008 and 2012.[8][9]

In July 2016, following the sale of Eureka Report, Kohler started The Constant Investor—a new subscription model for investors and finance-related clients.[1][2][10]

In November 2018, Kohler sold The Constant Investor to InvestSMART Group Limited with the agreement to merge the business with InvestSMART's Eureka Report.[11][12] In December 2018, he joined InvestSMART Group Limited as the group’s Editor-in-chief.[13][14] The Constant Investor website was closed down in August 2019, with all new and old content from The Constant Investor made available within the Eureka Report website.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Kohler is married to journalist and author Deborah Forster. They have three children.[16] Kohler's son, Chris is a Business, Finance & Property reporter with Nine News.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Making Money: Alan Kohler's guide for the independent investor (2005)
  • The Constant Investor: A quarterly update of insights and reflections (2017)
  • It's Your Money: How banking went rogue, where it is now and how to protect and grow your money (2019)
  • 'InvestSMART Editor in Chief' (2018 - present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alan Kohler's Overview - The Constant Investor". The Constant Investor. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b The year that made me: Alan Kohler, 1978, 27 February 2015, retrieved 26 October 2017
  3. ^ "the story of the age". The Age. Melbourne. 2004. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010.
  4. ^ Steffens, Miriam (31 October 2007). "Kohler launches finance site". Sydney Morning Hearld. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  5. ^ Heffernan, Madeleine (21 June 2012). "An offer Kohler couldn't refuse". Sydney Morning Hearld. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  6. ^ Butler, Ben (30 September 2013). "'Ridiculous workload' – Alan Kohler ends ABC's Inside Business". Sydney Morning Hearld. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Alan Kohler". ABC News. 4 April 2007. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  8. ^ Trounson, Andrew (15 October 2008). "Kohler brings online nous to MUP". The Australian. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  9. ^ Trounson, Andrew (1 June 2012). "Alan Kohler leaves Melbourne University Press board". The Australian. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  10. ^ https://mumbrella.com.au/business-spectator-founder-alan-kohler-launches-new-investment-news-website-378730
  11. ^ "Alan Kohler and The Constant Investor join InvestSMART - Investsmart Group Limited (ASX:INV)". www.listcorp.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Alan Kohler to join InvestSmart following merger". industrymoves.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Alan Kohler to join InvestSmart following merger". industrymoves.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Alan Kohler to join InvestSMART as Editor in Chief" (PDF).
  15. ^ "The Constant Investor: Contact Information, Journalists, and Overview | Muck Rack". muckrack.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Deborah Forster". randomhouse.com.au. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.

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Preceded by
Mike Smith
Editor of The Age
1992–1995
Succeeded by
Bruce Guthrie