People

Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb

Formal First Name
Merryn
Dates
6/23/1970 - present
Location

Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek. She joined the investment magazine in 2000 as its launch editor. Today, she is recognized as one of the UK's most influential commentator, broadcaster, and author on economics, financial markets, and personal finance. An expert in consumer finance and personal finance, Somerset Webb often appears as a guest on TV and radio shows. She contributes to various financial publications, including Financial Times, The Spectator, and Woman & Home, among others.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Somerset Webb started her career at Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in Tokyo.
  • She has been named the Personal Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2017 prestigious Harold Wincott awards.
  • She is a non-executive director of three investment trusts:
    • Murray Income
    • Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon
    • Montanaro European Smaller Companies