Thomson Reuters has hired former Portfolio.com blogger Felix Salmon, to head up a new global financial blog. The yet-to-be named new blog will launch April 1.

“I genuinely believe we’re going to create the best opinion website in the econoblogosphere,” says Salmon in a press release. “The people I’ll be working with are all whip-smart and super-enthusiastic, the news and data resources of Thomson Reuters are unsurpassable, and we’ll be linking to the most insightful and provocative commentators in the world with great frequency and enthusiasm”

Salmon has been blogging since 1999, most recently for Market Movers, a financial blog on Condé Nast’s Portfolio.com.