Merryn Somerset Webb
Editor in Chief, MoneyWeek
Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in history & economics. She then became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University. In 1992 Merryn moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan’s public TV station. In 1993 she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for 5 years. Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor; she recently became MoneyWeek’s Editor-in-chief. Merryn is a non executive director of two investment trusts, the Montanaro European Smaller Companies Plc (she was appointed in March 2011) and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon (October 2011). She has published a book on personal finance for women, Love is Not Enough: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money (HarperPress, 2007).
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