Merryn Somerset Webb

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Merryn Somerset Webb (born 1969/1970)[1] is the Editor in chief of UK personal finance magazine MoneyWeek, writes for the Financial Times, the Sunday Post and Saga Magazine and is a radio and television commentator on financial matters.[2]

Her family lived in the United States until she was 15, then she attended Wycombe Abbey, a boarding school in the UK.[1][3] After gaining a first class degree in History & Economics as a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Somerset Webb was awarded a Daiwa scholarship and spent a year studying for a masters degree in Japanese language at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. In 1992, she moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan's public television station. [2]

In 1993, she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg in Tokyo, where she stayed for five years. Returning to London in 1998, to work for BNP Paribas, she later became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, she took on the role of launch editor for the financial weekly MoneyWeek[2]

In 2007 she wrote her first book Love is Not Enough, a personal finance book aimed at women. In 2011 she co-presented Superscrimpers for Channel 4.


Somerset Webb, Merryn (2008-04-20). Love is Not Enough: A Smart Woman's Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money. HarperPerennial. ISBN 978-0-00-723519-3.


  1. ^ a b Morris, Sophie (1 September 2008). "My Life In Media: Merryn Somerset Webb". The Independent.
  2. ^ a b c "Merryn Somerset Webb". Harper Perennial – Authors. HarperCollins Publishers.[dead link]
  3. ^ Somerset Webb, Merryn (11 December 2007). "Such a Waste, the 'Cupcake Revolution'". The Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013.

External links[edit]

"Somerset Webb's website". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04.
"Merryn Somerset Webb". MoneyWeek.
"Merryn Somerset Webb". 5th Estate. Harper Collins.
"Merryn Somerset Webb". Your Money – Columnists. Financial Times.
"Merryn Somerset Webb archive". London Stock Exchange. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20.
"Articles". Spectator.
Sophie Morris (1 September 2008). "My Life In Media: Merryn Somerset Webb". The Independent. Retrieved 11 October 2011.