Merryn Somerset Webb Keynote Speaker

  • Senior columnist, Bloomberg Opinion
  • Acclaimed commentator, broadcaster and author - former Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek and Personal Finance and Investment Commentator at the Financial Times
  • Author of " Share Power -How ordinary people can change the way capitalism works, and make money too" (January 2022)

Merryn Somerset Webb's Biography

Merryn Somerset Webb is a hugely popular speaker and acclaimed commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance.   In November 2022, she became a Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion where will write a weekly column on personal finance and investment, she will also have a podcast.  Merryn is among the most well-respected and prominent voices in financial journalism, having won multiple awards including Personal Finance Journalist of year in 2018, and Finance Commentator of the Year in 2019.

Previously, she was the Editor in chief of Moneyweek, the best selling financial magazine in the UK, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times.

Her most recent book, which focuses on how shareholders can leverage their influence for good, was published in January 2022.  It is called “Share Power -How ordinary people can change the way capitalism works, and make money too“(Short Books).  She brings readers into the world of corporate capitalism – from the privatisation of state-owned companies in the 80s to the financial crash of 2008 and the growth of the modern multinational – she shows how capitalism went wrong and how, with six simple recommendations, every one of us now has the power to make it work for us.

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). In 2020, she was co-presenter of Channel 4’s personal finance series ‘Superscrimpers’.

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.

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Merryn Somerset Webb's Speaking Topics

-Where next for markets?

With interest rates low and tech innovation high, global markets have been led by exciting growth stocks for years. Can that last? And if not what happens next. And what of bond markets? If interest rates rise is the old 60/40 portfolio dead – and if so what replaces bonds as ballast?

-The rise of the retail investor and the return of shareholder democracy.

During the pandemic lockdowns ordinary people rushed to invest. Will they stick with markets or abandon them as real life makes a comeback – and market returns falter? And if they do what does that mean for the future of public markets – and companies

-Public markets vs private markets

Why the former are worth protecting if we care about inequality and transparency

-The energy transition – and how to invest in it.

-Women and finance/investing

-The history of bubbles – from diving bells to sneakers, Beanie Babies and NFTs

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Videos of Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb at #THEGLOSSGALA22
Merryn Somerset Webb at #THEGLOSSGALA22
Merryn talks with Jim Mellon
Merryn talks with Jim Mellon
"Mortgage and interest rises to come" (2013)

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Books by Merryn Somerset Webb

Share Power -How ordinary people can change the way capitalism works, and make money too
Love Is Not Enough
Love Is Not Enough: A Smart Woman's Guide to Money

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