Merryn Somerset Webb

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Merryn Rosemary Somerset Webb (born 23 June 1970), is the Editor in chief of UK personal finance magazine MoneyWeek, writes for the Financial Times and Saga Magazine and is a radio and television commentator on financial matters.[1]

Merryn has won multiple awards for her journalism, including;

- Harold Wincott Award winner - Personal Finance Journalist of the Year 2008

- Harold Wincott Award winner - Personal Finance Journalist of the Year 2018, for her Saturday column in FT Money.

- CFA UK Financial Journalism Award winner – Ethical and Professional Standards Award 2016

- Headline Money Awards winner - Financial Commentator of the Year 2019

Merryn is an Non-Executive Director of two investment trusts; the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Trust and the Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust.

She attended Wycombe Abbey, a boarding school in the UK.[2][3] After gaining a first class degree in History & Economics as a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Merryn 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. [4]

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[4]

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.

In 2013, Merryn was awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from BPP University for her contribution to financial journalism.

Bibliography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merryn Somerset Webb". Harper Perennial – Authors. HarperCollins Publishers. Archived from the original on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)[verification needed]
  2. ^ Morris, Sophie (1 September 2008). "My Life In Media: Merryn Somerset Webb". The Independent.
  3. ^ Somerset Webb, Merryn (11 December 2007). "Such a Waste, the 'Cupcake Revolution'". The Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Merryn Somerset Webb". Harper Perennial – Authors. HarperCollins Publishers. Archived from the original on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)


External links[edit]

"Somerset Webb's website". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
"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 20 September 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
"Articles". Spectator.
Sophie Morris (1 September 2008). "My Life In Media: Merryn Somerset Webb". The Independent. Retrieved 11 October 2011.