Merryn Somerset-Webb is editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek.
Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in history & economics. In 1993 she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for five years, before becoming a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn became its editor. She was appointed editor-in-chief in November 2008. 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).
Lord Paul Myners
Lord Myners has worked in the financial sector since 1974. In 1985, he joined pension fund manager Gartmore Group as chief executive, becoming chairman in 1987 and remaining there until 2001. He has also held a number of charity posts, including chairman of the trustees of Tate, chairman of the Low Pay Commission, all of which he relinquished on his ministerial appointment as financial services secretary under Gordon Brown’s government. Immediately prior to that he was chairman of the Guardian Media Group and chairman of Land Securities Group, the largest quoted property company in Europe at that time. He is also a former chairman of Marks & Spencer and deputy chairman of PowerGen.
In August 2010, Myners joined the board of RIT Capital Partners PLC, a substantial investment fund chaired and sponsored by Lord (Jacob) Rothschild, and later that year he became a trustee of ARK, the charity supported by London’s major hedge fund managers.
Charity Investment Forum 2012
Over two days, the Charity Investment Forum is built around thought-provoking plenary sessions, topical panel discussions, focused workshops, structured networking and peer-to-peer exchange.
Designed to help delegates come to grips with the complexity of the current investment climate, identify global opportunities and avoid investment traps, the Charity Investment Forum is the ‘must attend’ event of the charity investment year for anyone with responsibility for substantial charity investments.