Reporter

Deirdre Fernandes

Fernandes covers banking and insurance for the Globe’s Business section. She has also written about Newton and the western Boston suburbs for GlobeWest. Prior to joining the Globe in 2011, she had worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina. She has written about politics, education, public pensions and salaries, and the occasional rogue tomato gardener. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

MassMutual launches financial technology venture capital firm

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is launching a venture capital firm to invest in financial technology startups that will help the company improve its primary insurance and investment business.

Research aims to help investors gauge risk

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Natixis Global Asset Management will announce Monday that it is funding a $1 million research project at MIT.

Blue Hills Bank set to go public on July 21

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Blue Hills Bank, based in Hyde Park, announced on Wednesday that it had received all the necessary regulatory approvals to start selling stock to the public with the expectation of raising more than $277 million.

Mass. gets $55m from Citigroup

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The funds come from the bank’s multi-billion dollar settlement with the US over risky mortgage-backed securities.