Pensions World website closes on 28 April

The Pensions World website closes on 28 April.  A special 'thank you' to all the Pensions World readers who have written to me by email, twitter and LinkedIn. I have been bowled over by the wonderful tributes and comments.  I leave LexisNexis today (7 April) after 27 years and nine months but I am looking forward to a new career as a freelance journalist and editor. Truly an end of era but new opportunities beckon.

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Stephanie Hawthorne has been editor of Pensions World since 1989. An honours law graduate of King's College, London and winner of 10 first and second prizes for pensions, property and insurance journalism, Stephanie has been a journalist for 25 years. Starting her financial career as a researcher/marketing specialist for a national independent financial adviser and subsequently a leading life office, she then moved on to Insurance Age, Planned Savings and Financial Times' Money Management (deputy editor). Stephanie has contributed articles to the Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer, as well as numerous magazines. Among her other editorships are Counsel: The Journal of the Bar of England and Wales (from 1997 to 2007) and Charity World (managing editor, 1993 to 1997).