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Merryn Somerset Webb. Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in history & economics. She then became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University.

In 1992 Merryn moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan's public TV station. In 1993 she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for five years.

Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor; she recently became MoneyWeek's editor-in-chief.

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). She has published a book on personal finance for women, Love is Not Enough: The Smart Woman's Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money (HarperPress, 2007).

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John Stepek. John Stepek is the executive editor of MoneyWeek and writes our daily investment email, Money Morning. John graduated from Strathclyde University in 1996, and went straight into a career writing about business and finance.

He has worked for a number of financial magazines and newsletters, including Families in Business, Shares magazine and the business section of the Sunday Times. In 2003 he took a job on the finance desk of Teletext, where he spent two years covering the markets and breaking financial news. John joined MoneyWeek in 2005.

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Cris Heaton
Cris Sholto Heaton. Cris is MoneyWeek's managing editor. He is an investment analyst and writer who has been contributing to MoneyWeek since 2006. He has also worked with a number of asset managers, consultancies and financial information providers. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Investment Management Certificate, as well as degrees in finance and mathematics.

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Andrew Van Sickle
Andrew Van Sickle. Andrew grew up in Vienna and then went to the University of St Andrews, where he gained a first-class MA in Geography & International Relations. While working at Harrod's selling knitwear, he began to contribute to the foreign page of The Week and soon afterwards joined MoneyWeek at its inception in October 2000.

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Matthew Partridge. Matthew Partridge graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then did an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics. He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research.

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Ben Judge
Ben Judge. Ben studied modern languages at London's Queen Mary College, before working for The Scotsman in Edinburgh, where he became deputy editor of the paper's website, scotsman.com. Ben joined MoneyWeek as website editor in 2008, and writes on alternative finance and fintech.

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Chris Carter
Chris Carter. Chris graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2005. He then went on to gain an MA in English from the University of York, where he specialised in Renaissance literature. Chris joined MoneyWeek in 2011.

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Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore. Sarah graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA in English and History, before going on to complete a graduate diploma in law at the College of Law in Guildford. She joined MoneyWeek in 2014 and writes on funds, personal finance, pensions and property.

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Alice Gråhns
Alice Gråhns. Alice grew up in Stockholm and studied at the University of the Arts London, where she gained a first-class BA in Journalism. She has written for several publications in Stockholm and London, and joined MoneyWeek in 2017.

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Matthew Lynn. Matthew Lynn is a columnist for Bloomberg, writing a weekly commentary syndicated in papers such as Die Welt, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post and the Miami Herald. He is also an associate editor of Spectator Business, and a regular contributor to The Spectator. Before that, he worked for the business section of the Sunday Times for ten years. Matthew is also a thriller writer.

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Dominic Frisby
Dominic Frisby. Dominic is MoneyWeek’s commentator on gold and commodities, and is a private investor, focusing on junior mining companies. He is the author of the books Bitcoin: the Future of Money? and Life After The State. He also co-wrote the documentary Four Horsemen, and presents the chat show, Stuff That Interests Me.

Dominic was educated at St Paul's School, Manchester University and the Webber-Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art.

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