Merryn Somerset Webb Keynote Speaker
- Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek and Personal Finance and Investment Commentator at the Financial Times
- Acclaimed commentator, broadcaster and author
- Author of "Your Money, Your Vote: Why the financial system should work for everyone: and how you have the power to change it (forthcoming 2022)
Merryn Somerset Webb's Biography
Merryn Somerset Webb is a hugely popular speaker and award winning acclaimed commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance. She is Editor in chief of Moneyweek, the best selling financial magazine in the UK, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times where she has a weekly column.
Merryn is also the author of a sharp and witty women’s guide to personal finance: “Love is Not Enough: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money” (2007).
Her new book will focus on how shareholders can leverage their influence for good, to be released in January 2022. It is called “Your Money, Your Vote: Why the financial system should work for everyone: and how you have the power to change it’ (Short Books)
Merryn is a non-executive director of four investment trusts, Murray Income, Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, and Blackrock Throgmorton, and of wealth management firm Netwealth. She is a non-executive adviser to the investment committee of UK platform Interactive Investor.
Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in History and Economics. She then became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University.
In her talks, Merryn can cover a variety of topics across economics, social behaviour and cultural perceptions. She has written widely on everything from the effects of post-war births on the current economy, debt and inflation, to investment plans, the changing face of retail banking, global economics and Brexit.