Career success for Manisha Jha, The Leasing Foundation/Maxxia New Blood Asset Finance Journalism intern 2014-15

Career success for Manisha Jha, The Leasing Foundation/Maxxia New Blood Asset Finance Journalism intern 2014-15

Last year we launched The Leasing Foundation ‘New Blood’ Asset Finance Journalism Internship intended to start a wave of professional journalists working to keep the world informed, educated and aware of the financing landscape. The selected journalist was Manisha Jha, studying on City University's Financial Journalism MA course.

We're pleased to announce that Manisha has been appointed as a financial journalist at Bloomberg in London. Manisha will be covering financial markets, starting with oil and finance and rotating through a variety of markets and industries. Manisha had previously completed internships with the FT, Bloomberg and CNBC and spent parts of her MA course in Shanghai and New York.

Manisha says of her time with the Foundation:

“The leasing Foundation internship gave me the confidence to work as a professional financial journalist and developed my understanding of the hot topics in financial markets – and certainly about leasing and asset finance. I also developed an incredible network of contacts that will help me as I cover financial markets for Bloomberg. I'd like to thank the Leasing Foundation and the industry professionals I met for this incredible opportunity”.

The internship was funded by Roger Skinner, CEO of Maxxia UK Limited, and supported by the Leasing Foundation. The aim of the Internship was to start to develop modern, online, data-driven, meticulously-researched, insight-based and impactful journalism for the industry and to help educate the next generation of financial journalists with an awareness of leasing and asset finance.

The Leasing Foundation/Maxxia New Blood Asset Finance Journalism Internship was created because the Foundation recognises that modern, high-quality journalism – in print or online, in industry magazines, broadsheets, independent blogs or using social media – is a key ingredient of a vibrant and well-functioning industry.