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Merryn Somerset Webb

13 Podcast Episodes

Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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Using Your Voting Rights To Impact Company Decisions, with Merryn Somerset Webb

The Wallet

💸 Do you think companies should care more about climate change and reducing the gender pay gap? 💸 Did you know that every share you own gives you a vote in company decisions?💸 Have you heard of shareholder activism? Amazon shareholders rejected 15 motions on worker rights and environment.If you feel like you have no control over the way corporates run our economies – you’re not alone. Merryn Somerset-Webb, Editor-in-chief of Moneyweek and columnist for Financial Times, noticed how disengaged people were feeling about capitalism, and thus decided to dig deeper and look at ways in which we can return power to the ultimate owners of corporations – the shareholders. While most of us own stakes in companies, we fail to exercise the power that brings – and in this episode, Merryn talks about why it’s time that changed.Submit your own money questions and we'll answer them on the show! Record a voice note on your phone and email it to podcast@vestpod.comThe Wallet is hosted by Emilie Bellet - founder of Vestpod (a platform that helps women to save and invest more) provides money resources to financially empower women) and author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich.Vestpod:IG https://www.instagram.com/vestpod/ FB https://www.facebook.com/vestpodWebsite https://www.vestpod.com/Tips for shareholder activism: https://www.vestpod.com/podcast Sponsor: *Our podcast sponsor Moneybox is an award winning app helping people reach their goals and build wealth with confidence. You can sign up in minutes with as little as £1. Download the Moneybox app today or go to moneyboxapp.com/vestpod for more information. Capital at risk.**We are not certified financial advisers. The information made available on this podcast is for educational purposes only and does not constitute financial advice.* See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Jun 2022

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Merryn Somerset Webb on Share Power

The CapX Podcast

Although many of us might not know it, thanks to pensions auto-enrollment the average Brit is more invested in the stock market than at any point in our history. But how many of us are taking advantage of our ownership of stocks and shares to influence the way our corporations behave? And how can we get the seemingly all-powerful fund managers to invest our money in a way that aligns with our values? That's the challenge that Moneyweek's editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb sets out to answer in her excellent new book 'Share Power' - how ordinary people can change the way capitalism works, and make money too'. It's not only a colourful, vividly written guide to the workings of corporate finance, but a manifesto about where capitalism has gone wrong, and how we the people can put it back on track. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Mar 2022

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Episode 80: Harlan Ullman, Merryn Somerset Webb & Kevin Simpson

Mooch FM

In this episode, Anthony is joined by Harlan Ullman, strategist, advisor to heads of government and industry, columnist, and author. Together, they discuss the Russia-Ukraine war, whether Putin can outlast the sanctions and Ukraine’s resistance, the concept of “shock and awe,” and Harlan’s recent book, The Fifth Horseman and the New MAD.Additionally, Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of Moneyweek and Financial Times columnist and contributing editor talks with Anthony about her new book, Share Power, which delves deeply into the world of corporate capitalism to show us where it all went wrong, and how we have the power to fix it.  Finally, Kevin Simpson, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Capital Wealth Planning joins Anthony to talk all things financial markets, investment strategies, life lessons—and his new book, Walk Toward Wealth. Follow our guests on Twitter: https://twitter.com/harlankullman https://twitter.com/MerrynSW https://twitter.com/coveredcalls Subscribe on YouTube: //bit.ly/3ICdZXx Follow us:https://twitter.com/moochfmhttps://twitter.com/scaramucciSign up for our newsletter at:www.mooch.fm Created & produced by Podcast Partners:www.podcastpartners.com 

1hr 14mins

4 Mar 2022

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#52: Share power, the fund industry and stakeholder capitalism with Merryn Somerset Webb

The Purse Podcast

Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor in Chief of Moneyweek, the best selling financial magazine in the UK. She is also a contributing editor to and weekly columnist for the Financial Times. She has just published her second book, Share Power: How Ordinary People Can Change the Way That Capitalism Works - and Make Money Too. We cover the following in the conversation: How have we become a nation of share owners and what does this give us the ability to do? What are the stats on the number of women who invest in the stock market? What has been the increase in/from 2020? Share Power: can you explain the main premise of your book? Should companies have a purpose and should they have a social responsibility? The fund industry: what role does it play in the markets and in representing the share owner? Are they doing a good job? How can we judge whether they are or not?  Women's wealth is growing. More women are investing in the stock market than ever before: what does this mean for businesses and institutional investors? What are the steps I need to take to become an active share owner in the companies I hold shares in? What are your final words to women investors who want to become much more active or activist even, in helping to build they world they want to see by voting with their money and exercising their vote? ***


14 Feb 2022

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Merryn Somerset Webb | Share Power - Changing the way capitalism works and how to make money too

The Reaction Podcast

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Reaction editor Iain Martin about her new book Share Power: How ordinary people can change the way that capitalism works - and make money too. Who is shaping the big investment decisions globally? What should companies care about? Why don't more shareholders realise they have individual and collective power? What can be done to fix it? This is the latest episode of the Author in Conversation show on Reaction. Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek, a columnist for The Financial Times and one of the world's leading commentators on investment.


9 Feb 2022

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Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women

This week’s guest is Editor in chief of MoneyWeek, writer for the Financial Times and commentator on financial matters - Merryn Somerset Webb.In this LBC podcast, Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women, Rachel speaks with women who had to be a pain in the backside to get where they are today. Women who take the word difficult as a compliment not an insult. And women who had to fight, resist, insist, or otherwise be badly behaved in order to get things done.Listen and subscribe now on Global Player, or wherever you get your podcasts.


7 Feb 2022

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Episode 45: Elie Honig, Merryn Somerset Webb & Lieutenant General Russel Honoré

Mooch FM

In this episode, Anthony talks with Elie Honig, former federal and state prosecutor, and CNN senior legal analyst to discuss his new book, ‘’Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department,’ which exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history. Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek and columnist for the Financial Times, joins Anthony to discuss the recent crypto crackdown, the changing face of private equity - and the highlights of her 21 years as editor of the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. Finally, Anthony is joined by Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, a decorated 37-year army veteran, former Commander of Joint Task Force-Katrina, and leader of the U.S. Capitol Complex Security Review to draw on his in-the-trenches experience managing conflicts - and shares his no-nonsense approach to getting the job done by showing organizations how to successfully lead and execute a mission.Follow our guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/eliehonig https://twitter.com/MerrynSW https://twitter.com/ltgrusselhonore Follow us:https://twitter.com/moochfmhttps://twitter.com/scaramucciSign up for our newsletter at:www.mooch.fm Created & produced by Podcast Partners:www.podcastpartners.com 

1hr 12mins

2 Jul 2021

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Investment masterclass with Merryn Somerset Webb

Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

Retail is not dead. Brexit could help UK companies. Take a small punt on bitcoin, keep your money invested in fossil fuel companies, and reassess your holdings in expensive tech stocks. These are pretty punchy opinions about the investment world — and they come from one of the FT’s top opinion writers, columnist Merryn Somerset Webb. In this special episode of the Money Clinic podcast, Merryn chats to presenter Claer Barrett about her personal investment strategy — and the forces she believes will shape the stock market in the years to come.Listeners should be aware that the discussion of investment trends on this podcast is for information only, aimed at people who feel confident making their own investment decisions. It doesn’t constitute an investment recommendation, or individual financial advice — if you want that, you’ll need to see an independent financial adviser.Find out more:- Both Merryn and Claer write a weekly column in the FT Weekend and you can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @MerrynSW @Claerb - Hear Merryn’s tips for 19-year-old investor Ross in a previous Money Clinic, Beyond GameStop: The day trader turned investor- For a different take on ESG investing, check out this episode Can ESG investing really change the world? And if you’re new to investing, listen to How can I get started as an investor?- If you would like to chat to Claer about a real-life money problem on a future episode of the podcast, then drop us an email: money@ft.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 May 2021

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Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Hugo Dixon

The MoneyWeek Podcast

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to journalist and author Hugo Dixon about why he thinks Britain is better off in Europe than out of it.


29 Jan 2016

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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Craig Yeamen

The MoneyWeek Podcast

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15 Jan 2016