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nDash Writer Profile for Robert Lakin


Veteran business writer/editor; ex-McKinsey, Bloomberg

About Me

I've covered the waterfront, from breaking company/economy news, to long-form think pieces. My writing and editing career has afforded me opportunities to work for McKinsey & Co., Bloomberg News, InvestorPlace and Investopedia. I write clear and compelling content across multiple asset classes and business trends. I relish opportunities to dive deep into the data and come back up with the a-ha's that stick in a reader's head and make the piece memorable.

Industries I Write About


Real Estate


My Writing Samples

Recent InvestorPlace Articles on Private Equity Investing

Freelance editing and writing, including spot news/briefs and exchange-traded funds.


Battery Ventures

Bylined stories and ghost-written for Battery Ventures blog, “Powered By”


Lightspeed vs. Interactive Brokers

One of a series of side-by-side retail broker comparisons. Complete list: https://www.investopedia.com/contributors/53831/



Contributing Digital Editor and Writer

InvestorPlace is a leading website for investors seeking insightful articles, free stock picks and stock market news. The articles that I write, as well as those that I edit, are consistently among the site's top 10 most-read on a daily basis.

Company: InvestorPlace

I worked there from 1/2017 until now

Freelance Digital Editor and Writer

Editor and writer for the website's daily news and special topics (e.g., Best Credit Cards, Top ETFs).

Company: Investopedia

I worked there from 1/2017 until 4/2020


Markets and companies editor for news services EMEA region, based in Tel Aviv.

Company: Bloomberg News

I worked there from 4/2012 until 6/2014


Editor in the firm's Cleveland office, working with several practices on client documents and knowledge articles for the McKinsey Quarterly. Practices included: financial services, organizational change, climate change. I continue to work with the firm as a contract overflow editor.

Company: McKinsey & Co.

I worked there from 7/1994 until 7/2011

Equities and Fixed Income Research Editor

Led editing team for sell-side investment research, working with 25 equities analysts and five fixed-income analysts.

Company: McDonald & Company Investments

I worked there from 1/1991 until 6/1994

Content I Write