Award-winning business journalist


Ellie Ismailidou is the Supervising Producer of the highly acclaimed SectorWatch series. SectorWatch is a 100-episode-per-year video series airing on the Wall Street Journal Digital Network: WSJ Video Center, Barron’s and MarketWatch.

While filming SectorWatch, Ellie interviewed numerous famous leaders in business and technology, most notably Virgin founder Richard Branson, celebrity life coach Tony Robins, Nobel Laureate Richard ThalerJetBlue chairman Joel Peterson, Bank of America Chief Investment Officer Chris Hyzy, FICO CEO William Lansing and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. She also met analysts digging into our trillion-dollar pension crisis, innovative startups developing ways to invest sustainably, companies building robots for retail stores, autonomous cars that make their own ethical decisions and autonomous drones that can fly without a pilot. 

Richard Branson: 'Thousands' will go to space soon

Two years after a fatal accident, Virgin Galactic launched its first successful test flight in September. Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are racing to send tourists to space. Branson talks to MarketWatch about the future of space travel.

Tony Robbins : this is how to get rich when the market tanks

Life success coach Tony Robbins tells you why the next crash is the best opportunity to jumpstart your financial future.

Richard Thaler: Here's the best investing strategy

Professor and Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler, an expert in behavioral economics, talked to MarketWatch about his 'lazy' investing strategy that allows investors to maximize their returns while doing very little.

Hiroshi Ishiguro: Think you would win an argument with a robot? Watch this

Osaka University and NTT Laboratories recently created the first "discussion dialogue" androids - the only robots that have human-like independent cognitive abilities, as opposed to scripted speech.

Brad Katsuyama: here’s what’s killing Wall Street trade

Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, the company that was the focus of Michael Lewis's best-selling book "Flash Boys," talks to MarketWatch about the overlooked dangers to investors that U.S. stock exchanges pose.