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MoneyWeek’s mission is to bring you news, analysis and information to help you make informed investment decisions as well as bring you the news that matters to your personal finances.

From share tips, latest on fund performances, personal finances to what is happening in the economy - our team of award-winning journalists and experts will bring you the information that matters.

Our content is always fair, accurate and our editorial is always independent, meaning our writers are not influenced by advertisers in any way.

See below to get in touch with our team.

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Kalpana Fitzpatrick – senior digital editor

Twitter @KalpanaFitz

Kalpana is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience in financial journalism. She is also the author of Invest Now: The Simple Guide to Boosting Your Finances, released in December 2022.

Her work includes writing for a number of media outlets, and was previously the editor of MoneyWeek’s sister title, The Money Edit.

Her experience includes writing for national papers and well-known women’s lifestyle and luxury titles. She was finance editor for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima.

She started her career at the Financial Times group, covering pensions and investments.

As a money expert, Kalpana is a regular guest on TV and radio – appearances include BBC One’s Morning Live, ITV’s Eat Well, Save Well, Sky News and more. She was also the resident money expert for the BBC Money 101 podcast .

Kalpana writes a monthly money column for Ideal Home and a weekly one for Woman magazine.

Kalpana also often speaks at events. She is passionate about helping people be better with their money; her particular passion is to educate more people about getting started with investing the right way.

Rupert Hargreaves – deputy digital editor

Twitter @ruperthargreav1

Rupert is the deputy digital editor of MoneyWeek.com. He has been an active investor since leaving school and has always been fascinated by the world of business and investing. 

Rupert was a freelance financial journalist for ten years before moving to MoneyWeek. He has written for several UK and international publications aimed at a range of readers, from the first timer to experienced high-net-worth individuals and fund managers. His work has appeared in the Motley Fool, Gurufocus and ValueWalk among others. 

Rupert has also founded and managed several businesses, including New York-based hedge fund newsletter, Hidden Value Stocks. He has written over 20 ebooks and appeared as an expert commentator on the BBC World Service. 

He has achieved the CFA UK Certificate in Investment Management, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Investment Advice Diploma, and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Private Client Investment Advice & Management qualification.

Nicole García Mérida – online writer/funds editor

Nicole graduated with a BA in journalism & communications from Cardiff University and then went on to do a masters in magazine journalism at City, University of London. She started off as an editorial assistant at MoneyWeek in 2019, and now, as well as contributing to the website, she’s a writer and section editor for the magazine. 

Outside of work she loves cooking and eating, her dog Moose and her cat Fish, and buying more plants than she can fit in her house.

MoneyWeek magazine

Andrew Van Sickle – editor, MoneyWeek magazine 

Andrew is the editor of MoneyWeek magazine. He grew up in Vienna and studied at the University of St Andrews, where he gained a first-class MA in geography & international relations.

After graduating he began to contribute to the foreign page of The Week and soon afterwards joined MoneyWeek at its inception in October 2000. He helped Merryn Somerset Webb establish it as Britain’s best-selling financial magazine, contributing to every section of the publication and specialising in macroeconomics and stockmarkets, before going part-time.

His freelance projects have included a 2009 relaunch of The Pharma Letter, where he covered corporate news and political developments in the German pharmaceuticals market for two years, and a multiyear stint as deputy editor of the Barclays account at Redwood, a marketing agency.

Andrew has been editing MoneyWeek since 2018, and continues to specialise in investment and news in German-speaking countries owing to his fluent command of the language.

Cris Sholto Heaton

Cris Sholto Heaton is an investment analyst and writer who has been contributing to MoneyWeek since 2006. He was managing editor of the magazine between 2016 and 2018. He is especially interested in international investing, believing many investors still focus too much on their home markets and that it pays to take advantage of all the opportunities the world offers. He often writes about Asian equities, international income and global asset allocation.

Cris began his career in financial services consultancy at PwC and Lane Clark & Peacock, before an abrupt change of direction into oil, gas and energy at Petroleum Economist and Platts and subsequently into investment research and writing. In addition to his articles for MoneyWeek, he also works 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. He has also studied acting, film-making and photography, and strongly suspects that an awareness of what makes a compelling story is just as important for understanding markets as any amount of qualifications.

Matthew Partridge

Twitter: @DrMatthewPartri

Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004. He then gained 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.

Matthew is the author of Superinvestors: Lessons from the greatest investors in history, published by Harriman House, which has been translated into several languages. His second book, Investing Explained: The Accessible Guide to Building an Investment Portfolio, is published by Kogan Page.

As senior writer, he writes the shares and politics & economics pages, as well as weekly Blowing It and Great Frauds in History columns He also writes a fortnightly reviews page and trading tips, as well as regular cover stories and multi-page investment focus features.

Ben Judge

Ben studied modern languages at London University's Queen Mary College. After dabbling in local government finance for a while, he went to work for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh.

The launch of the paper's website, scotsman.com in the early years of the dotcom craze saw Ben move online to manage the Business and Motors channels before becoming deputy editor with responsibility for all aspects of online production for The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News websites, along with the papers' Edinburgh Festivals website.

Ben joined MoneyWeek as website editor in 2008, just as the Great Financial Crisis was brewing. He has written extensively for the website and magazine, with a particular emphasis on alternative finance and fintech, including blockchain and bitcoin.

MoneyWeek contributors

Max King

Max has an economics degree from the University of Cambridge and is a chartered accountant. He worked at Investec Asset Management for 12 years, managing multi-asset funds investing in internally and externally managed funds, including investment trusts. This included a fund of investment trusts which grew to £120m+.

Max has managed ten investment trusts (winning many awards) and sat on the boards of three trusts; two directorships are still active. After 39 years in financial services – including 30 as a professional fund manager – Max took semi-retirement in 2017. Max has been a MoneyWeek columnist since 2016 writing about investment funds in magazine and more generally on markets online, plus occasional opinion pieces. He also writes for the Investment Trust Handbook each year and has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and other publications.

Dominic Frisby

Twitter: @dominicfrisby

Dominic Frisby (“mercurially witty” – The Spectator) is the world’s only financial writer and comedian. He is MoneyWeek’s main commentator on gold, commodities, currencies and cryptocurrencies. 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.

His show 2016 Let’s Talk About Tax was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival and Penguin Random House have since commissioned him to write a book on the subject – Daylight Robbery – the past, present and future of tax will be published later this year. His 2018 Edinburgh Festival show, Dominic Frisby's Financial Gameshow, won rave reviews.

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

David Prosser

Twitter @davidprosserind

David Prosser is a freelance journalist with more than 20 years’ experience writing about personal finance, business, economics and entrepreneurship. A former business editor of The Independent and personal finance editor of Express Newspapers, David has also written for The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Financial Times and a range of specialist magazines and websites.

Ruth Jackson-Kirby

Ruth is a personal finance journalist with 17 years’ experience writing about everything from pensions to pet insurance. Ruth started her career as a staff writer for MoneyWeek and she continues to contribute to the personal finance section of the magazine. Ruth also writes for numerous national publications including The Sunday Times, The Times, The Mail on Sunday and Good Housekeeping. Ruth is passionate about ethical investing and encouraging people to take control of their finances and not be put off by jargon. 

Ruth Emery

Twitter @ruth-emery

Ruth is passionate about helping people feel more confident about their finances. She was previously editor of Times Money Mentor, and prior to that was deputy Money editor at The Sunday Times. 

A multi-award winning journalist, Ruth started her career on a pensions magazine at the FT Group, and has also worked at Money Observer and Money Advice Service. 

Outside of work, she is a mum to two young children, a magistrate and an NHS volunteer.

Marc Shoffman

Twitter @Marcshoffman

Marc Shoffman is an award-winning freelance journalist specialising in business, personal finance and property. His work has appeared in print and online publications ranging from FT Business to The Times, Mail on Sunday and The i newspaper. He also co-presents the In For A Penny financial planning podcast.

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