Owen covers European banks, primarily Swiss, French, Italian, Spanish and Benelux lenders. He was previously asset management correspondent and his reporting on Neil Woodford's downfall contributed to the FT winning business and finance team of the year at the 2019 Society of Editors' Press Awards.
Owen was named joint business journalist of the year by the London Press Club in 2020, and in 2021 won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award. His book on the Woodford scandal, Built on a Lie, was published by Penguin in spring 2021. His first book, Barbarians in the Boardroom, covered the rise of activist investors and was published in 2016.