Andreas Kröner is a financial correspondent for Handelsblatt, Germany’s largest business and finance newspaper. He studied journalism, politics and economics in Munich and at the same time completed his training at the German School of Journalism. After a long-term stay in the USA, he worked for the news agency Reuters from 2008 to 2017 - first in Berlin, then in Frankfurt. Since August 2017, he works for Handelsblatt, reporting mainly on banks, stock exchange operators and the regulation of financial markets.
Andreas won the German Journalism Prize for a story about Chinese investors buying middle-sized companies in Germany and the Swiss media award for a story about internet firms' move into the banking arena. Moreover, he broke numerous scoops, for example about Commerzbank's new strategy 5.0, the (failed) tie-up of Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange and plans to combine five of Germany’s biggest public-sector banks.