The MoneyWeek team

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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Alex Williams
Alex Williams. Alex Williams specialises in commodities, gold, diamonds and royalties. Alex joined MoneyWeek in 2015. He also runs the Global Mining Observer in London.

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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,

Ben joined MoneyWeek as website editor in 2008.

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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 currently looks after MoneyWeek's social media presence.

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Natalie Stanton
Natalie Stanton. Natalie joined MoneyWeek in March 2015. Before that, she worked as a reporter for The Lawyer, and a researcher/writer for legal careers publication the Chambers Student Guide.

She has an undergraduate degree in Politics with Media from the University of East Anglia, and a Master's degree in International Conflict Studies from King's College, London.

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Mischa Frankl-Duval
Mischa Frankl-Duval. Mischa graduated from New College, Oxford in 2014 with a BA in English Language and Literature. He joined MoneyWeek as an editor in 2014, and has worked on many of MoneyWeek's financial newsletters. He also writes for MoneyWeek magazine and

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Dominic Frisby
Dominic Frisby. Dominic is MoneyWeek's commentator on commodities, and is an active private investor in junior mining and energy companies. He is the presenter and producer of Commodity Watch Radio - an internet radio show run in association with Minesite, where Dominic discusses the commodities and financial markets with leading lights of the sector.

Dominic was educated at St. Paul's School, Manchester University and the Webber-Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art. Aside from his involvement in the commodities sector, He is also one of the UK's leading voiceover artists, a TV presenter and stand-up comedian.

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Tim Price. Tim graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Christ Church, Oxford University in 1991. Then he worked in the City as a bond salesman. After working at Paribas Capital Markets and Merrill Lynch International, he helped to set up an award-winning investment management department at Ansbacher & Co in 2001. He then moved to Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in London where he was chief investment officer, global strategies, helping to manage over $1bn in an absolute return programme for institutional clients.

Tim currently works as director of investment at PFP Wealth Management, a UK-based investment and financial advisory practice which advises on and manages £1.5bn in client assets. He is also a regular contributor of articles to MoneyWeek and to our Roundtable discussions.

Tim runs an investment advisory service, The Price Report, especially for MoneyWeek readers – giving individual investors the chance to hear the very latest views, insights and specific tips from top-level City investors and professional managers.

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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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James Ferguson. James Ferguson qualified with an MA (Hons) in economics from Edinburgh University in 1985. For the last 21 years he has had a high-powered career in institutional stock broking, specialising in equities, working for Nomura, Robert Fleming, SBC Warburg, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Mitsubishi Securities.

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Piper Terrett
Piper Terrett. Piper Terrett is a financial journalist and author. Piper graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1997 and worked for Germaine Greer and for Adam Faith's Money Channel before embarking on a career in business journalism.

She has worked for most top financial titles, including Investors Chronicle, Shares magazine, Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money. She lectures part-time at London Metropolitan University and is the author of four books.

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Stephen Bland. Stephen Bland qualified as a chartered accountant in 1971 and between 1977 and 2001 ran his own successful accountancy practice in London. He has been an active private investor for 40 years. In 1999 he began writing on investing for the Motley Fool website (under the nickname "TMF Pyad") and a number of other financial publications.

Since January 2008 he has been a contributor to MoneyWeek. Stephen also runs his own investment newsletter, The Dividend Letter, based on his hugely successful 'High Yield Portfolio' (HYP) strategy.

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Bill Bonner. Bill is the author of two best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving the Soft Depression of the 21st Century, and Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis. He is also the co-author (along with Lila Rajiva) of Mobs, Messiahs and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics.

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