Interview with Merryn Somerset Webb

Featuring Merryn Somerset Webb

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.

Published on
28 March, 2016
Topic
Monetary policy, Global Outlook, Macro
Duration
46 minutes
Asset class
Currencies
Rating
39

Comments

  • JF

    John F.

    31 10 2016 23:30

    0       0

    Will someone please appoint Merryn Somerset Webb to a White House position.

  • SM

    Shawn M.

    14 8 2016 14:47

    0       0

    Good

  • DD

    Derek D.

    12 5 2016 02:37

    1       1

    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 4 2016 18:48

    0       0

    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 4 2016 11:59

    0       1

    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 4 2016 06:45

    1       1

    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 4 2016 11:37

    1       0

    Fantastic macro discussion

  • MB

    Michael B.

    3 4 2016 22:24

    1       0

    The rotten heart of Europe
    Book by Bernard Connolly

  • KE

    Kenan E.

    3 4 2016 18:32

    3       0

    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 4 2016 18:29

    0       0

    So that way it is also included in GDP.

  • KE

    Kenan E.

    3 4 2016 18:28

    2       0

    "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 4 2016 15:38

    2       0

    People that launder money are banks.

  • MM

    MZ M.

    2 4 2016 03:47

    1       0

    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 3 2016 02:31

    4       0

    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 3 2016 12:17

    4       0

    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 3 2016 19:36

    7       0

    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 3 2016 19:33

    2       0

    Thank you. Some well thought out answers and insights.

  • TJ

    Terry J.

    29 3 2016 09:36

    10       0

    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 3 2016 02:22

    4       0

    "EU will be the catalyst for Europe's next war"

  • TZ

    Tom Z.

    29 3 2016 02:13

    6       0

    No income inequal. in the UK?https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/infographic-income-inequality-uk

  • CC

    Charles C.

    28 3 2016 23:54

    7       1

    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 3 2016 19:26

    3       0

    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 3 2016 19:05

    2       0

    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 3 2016 18:17

    11       0

    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 3 2016 17:45

    10       0

    excellent and dead right on institutionalization of funds management and the unintended consequence of broken shareholder governance.

  • PL

    Peter L.

    28 3 2016 16:23

    3       1

    Really good interview that focuses on wider public policy affairs

  • GC

    Gary C.

    28 3 2016 15:56

    32       0

    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 3 2016 15:07

    18       3

    'Income inequality in the UK does not really exist.' WARNING: Turn on your BS-sensors, and clog your ears.