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The Purse Podcast

93 EpisodesProduced by Jana HlistovaWebsite

We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more


#52: Share power, the fund industry and stakeholder capitalism with Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor in Chief of Moneyweek, the best selling financial magazine in the UK. She is also a contributing editor to and weekly columnist for the Financial Times. She has just published her second book, Share Power: How Ordinary People Can Change the Way That Capitalism Works - and Make Money Too.

We cover the following in the conversation:

  • How have we become a nation of share owners and what does this give us the ability to do?
  • What are the stats on the number of women who invest in the stock market? What has been the increase in/from 2020?
  • Share Power: can you explain the main premise of your book?
  • Should companies have a purpose and should they have a social responsibility?
  • The fund industry: what role does it play in the markets and in representing the share owner?
  • Are they doing a good job? How can we judge whether they are or not? 
  • Women's wealth is growing. More women are investing in the stock market than ever before: what does this mean for businesses and institutional investors?
  • What are the steps I need to take to become an active share owner in the companies I hold shares in?
  • What are your final words to women investors who want to become much more active or activist even, in helping to build they world they want to see by voting with their money and exercising their vote?


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