Interview with Merryn Somerset Webb

Published on
March 28th, 2016
46 minutes

Interview with Merryn Somerset Webb

The Interview ·
Featuring Merryn Somerset Webb

Published on: March 28th, 2016 • Duration: 46 minutes

Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor-In-Chief, MoneyWeek, ponders on the rising sense of nationalism and populism across Europe to counterbalance the cultural, social and economic unifications occurring throughout the world and the incapacity to resolve many structural problems. Raoul and Merryn discuss the systemic insolvency of pension funds in a ZIRP/NIRP landscape, the management of them and the demanded management fees as Robo-advisors come into the market. They expand on NIRP, the ban-on-cash and a debt write-off jubilee. Accounting for these factors they consider the potential of holding gold as a security policy.


  • JF
    John F.
    31 October 2016 @ 23:30
    Will someone please appoint Merryn Somerset Webb to a White House position.
  • SM
    Shawn M.
    14 August 2016 @ 14:47
  • DD
    Derek D.
    12 May 2016 @ 02:37
    People still feel anxious because their cost of living is soaring, not falling. Inflation is absolutely occurring, regardless of what the Gosplan claims. I know this firsthand here in the US.
  • BL
    Brian L.
    18 April 2016 @ 18:48
    I would really like to hear as part of this type of discussion the effects of the Islamification of London, the UK in general and Europe in general. There will be a cost to this imho.
  • TA
    Thor A.
    12 April 2016 @ 11:59
    Merryn is utterly charming! A great discussion from a different perspective than many other of the interviews on RV. Very good indeed.
  • LC
    Liliana C.
    5 April 2016 @ 06:45
    Wonderfully charming Merryn! How do we fix all thelse systems that don't work for the benefit of labor? We need to change incentives. Fund managers are no different than all human beings.
  • AA
    ALI A.
    4 April 2016 @ 11:37
    Fantastic macro discussion
  • MB
    Michael B.
    3 April 2016 @ 22:24
    The rotten heart of Europe Book by Bernard Connolly
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    3 April 2016 @ 18:32
    And for the BREXIT: Don't forget that GB is the preferred tool of the US to take influence on the EU. It will get very interesting to see if the US will ALLOW GB to leave the EU.
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    3 April 2016 @ 18:29
    So that way it is also included in GDP.
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    3 April 2016 @ 18:28
    "Free" products are NEVER free. You ALWAYS pay somehow. With Social media you pay with your privacy. And those companies make good profits by selling your data.
  • KS
    Kathleen S.
    3 April 2016 @ 15:38
    People that launder money are banks.
  • MM
    MZ M.
    2 April 2016 @ 03:47
    Excellent wide ranging discussion. Many good points made will be future RVTV Quotes. I very much felt part of this discussion and up to speed onthe points made because I subscribe to RVTV!
  • SL
    Steven L.
    31 March 2016 @ 02:31
    What a pleasure to watch! I learned some things and need to think about some other topics. I really enjoyed Merryn's sense of humor. Raoul, great job interviewing.
  • BH
    Brett H.
    30 March 2016 @ 12:17
    If fund managers are a drag on capitalism, then so too are financial advisers who can strongly influence fund managers for purely personal gain.
  • CT
    Claudia T.
    29 March 2016 @ 19:36
    Excellent interview. I liked her comments and thoughts about the fond manager as the "source" of many problems in today's capitalism.
  • SB
    Stewart B.
    29 March 2016 @ 19:33
    Thank you. Some well thought out answers and insights.
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    29 March 2016 @ 09:36
    Profound and totally relevant comments and observations on shareholder capitalism. Sadly like so much esle in the age of Keynesian economic madness, an irreversible development. Excellent discussion.
  • WP
    Wealthsteading P.
    29 March 2016 @ 02:22
    "EU will be the catalyst for Europe's next war"
  • TZ
    Tom Z.
    29 March 2016 @ 02:13
    No income inequal. in the UK?
  • CC
    Charles C.
    28 March 2016 @ 23:54
    Makes me want to read MoneyWeek - interesting to find an editor who has a clear-eyed view of the world and is willing to express it
  • VP
    Victor P.
    28 March 2016 @ 19:26
    Very interesting that her interview with Bernard Connolly on EU from 3 days ago, can not be found anylonger on the Money Week website. Is it possible that somebody censor them?
  • VP
    Vincent P.
    28 March 2016 @ 19:05
    Still think the US wants its chance at NIRP, so we may have not reached the final sub floor globally as far as this bizarre concept is concerned.
  • A1
    Animal 1.
    28 March 2016 @ 18:17
    For me this has been one of the most interesting pieces on RVTV. Thank you both Raoul and Merryn. Very enlightening.
  • BL
    Bruce L.
    28 March 2016 @ 17:45
    excellent and dead right on institutionalization of funds management and the unintended consequence of broken shareholder governance.
  • LP
    Lawrence P.
    28 March 2016 @ 16:23
    Really good interview that focuses on wider public policy affairs
  • GC
    Gary C.
    28 March 2016 @ 15:56
    Merryn's comment that business owners find the pension mgr's hand in the cash drawer, limiting investment and Raoul's comment re Labor's conversion to Capital via the retirement system were RV gems
  • AA
    Alexander A.
    28 March 2016 @ 15:07
    'Income inequality in the UK does not really exist.' WARNING: Turn on your BS-sensors, and clog your ears.