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Merryn Talks Money with Bloomberg senior columnist Merryn Somerset Webb is your key to understanding how markets work – and how you can make them work for you. Every episode features a relaxed but in-depth conversation with a fund manager, a strategist, a Bloomberg expert or just someone Merryn finds particularly interesting in any given week. Listen in for the kind of insights and explanations everyone can use to help them make better saving and investing choices.

Merryn Talks Money Bloomberg

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 225 Ratings

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Merryn Talks Money with Bloomberg senior columnist Merryn Somerset Webb is your key to understanding how markets work – and how you can make them work for you. Every episode features a relaxed but in-depth conversation with a fund manager, a strategist, a Bloomberg expert or just someone Merryn finds particularly interesting in any given week. Listen in for the kind of insights and explanations everyone can use to help them make better saving and investing choices.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Reasons to Put Your Money in a ‘Fragile’ Europe

    Reasons to Put Your Money in a ‘Fragile’ Europe

    On this week’s Merryn Talks Money, host Merryn Somerset Webb speaks with Daniel Avigad, partner and fund manager at Lansdowne Partners, a global investment management boutique entirely focused on active equities investing. He explains why Europe, though debt heavy and over-regulated, may actually be a place to put your money.
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    • 49 min
    Living Longer Means Rethinking How You Work Right Now

    Living Longer Means Rethinking How You Work Right Now

    If aging doesn’t happen all at once, why should retirement? That’s the question Merryn Somerset Webb explores with economist and author Andrew J Scott in this week’s episode of Merryn Talks Money. They discuss the opportunities and challenges of living longer in the 21st century, and the complications it may inflict on your financial planning. Plus, senior reporter John Stepek joins to talk the quadruple lock and the pensions bidding war. 
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    • 58 min
    How To Protect Your Pension From a New Government

    How To Protect Your Pension From a New Government

    A general election in the UK has been called for July 4. What does that mean for your money—and is there anything you can (or should) do in advance of a possible tide of new policy?Those are the questions host Merryn Somerset Webb and senior reporter John Stepek explore with guests Helen Thomas, chief executive of macroeconomic consultancy BlondeMoney, and Tom McPhail, director of public affairs at The Lang Cat. 
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    • 33 min
    The Argument Against Relative Performance

    The Argument Against Relative Performance

    Tellworth’s John Warren tells Merryn Talks Money investors aren’t interested in a manager’s record versus an index—they just want to make money.And it has happened again. Another new high for the FTSE 100. Merryn would love to talk about something else, but John Stepek can't. 
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    • 51 min
    Why Everyone Believes What They Want to Believe with Alex Edmans

    Why Everyone Believes What They Want to Believe with Alex Edmans

    On this week’s episode of Merryn Talks Money, London Business School professor and author Alex Edmans joins to discuss his new book, May Contain Lies. Edmans explains why he believes that stories, statistics and studies exploit pre-existing biases.

    Plus, John Stepek joins to discuss yet another boring Bank of England rate decision. Emails to merrynmoney@bloomberg.net
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    • 53 min
    Making the Case for Active Investing

    Making the Case for Active Investing

    Downing Fund Managers’ Simon Evan-Cook joins this week to talk about the case for active versus passive investing.

    Cook says Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and arguably the father of passive investing, did “more for individual wealth than anyone in history.” He deserved a knighthood for creating a low risk, reliable and comprehensive way of investing, Cook says. Nevertheless, the fund manager explains why he’s an investor in active funds, and discusses how to find the rare manager who might make you real money over the long term. 
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

moon-face ,

A joy to listen

I’ve been listening to my first episode today and it feels like I’ve found something fantastic. It’s great to listen to stimulating intelligent conversation that not only informs me but also challenges me.

DurhamSteven ,

Insightful and Interesting

Great podcast - always enjoy listening to Merryn and John.

TheUkeMaster ,

Fantastic

I can’t get enough of Merryn Talks Money, it is simply brilliant.

And the interaction between the presenters makes it especially enjoyable combined with the riveting content.

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