Conde Nast Portfolio closes

By Felix Salmon
April 27, 2009

Very sad news this morning that Conde Nast Portfolio is closing. They were a wonderful home to me for two years, and I feel particularly bad for the amazing Ryan Avent, who’s got off to a truly smashing start at Market Movers and who looks to have jumped ship from the Economist at exactly the wrong time. But he’s chock-full of talent, and I’m sure will find an even more fabulous job soon.


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That was nice of conde nast, to convince a guy to quit his job, knowing that they were considering shutting down the magazine.

Posted by KenG | Report as abusive

Does this count as one of your nine lives, Salmon?

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Happy you found a new home for your blog — definitely my favourite place for news commentary (financial or otherwise). It is a shame about Portfolio though; I thought it was far superior to the competition.

The worst thing is that Ben Stein may derive some small amount of pleasure from seeing your ‘old’ blog go down while his Times column lives on. I’d suspect him of being behind an evil plot if I thought he was clever enough.

Posted by Darren | Report as abusive

I bought the last issue (my first time) and decided that it was probably not going to be a regular read of mine when they helpfully pointed out the industries in which Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Sam Walton were involved. For a magazine whose byline was “Business Intelligence” they didn’t credit their readers with much.

Posted by JAMES | Report as abusive

I subscribed to portfolio one month before it folded. Now I cannot seem to get thru to Conde Nast re a refund. Any suggestions ????????????????

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