Claer Barrett is the Financial Times’ Personal Finance editor, as well as the editor of FT Money and FT Thrift. Prior to this, Claer was the deputy UK news editor,specialising in UK retail and consumer stories, mid cap and non-food sectors. She joined the paper in January 2011 as retail correspondent from the Investors Chronicle magazine where she was associate editor, and edited its weekly property section.
Lucian joined Savills in 1993 after completing a degree in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. As a practicing surveyor he specialised in valuation advice for taxation, loan security and dispute resolution purposes and strategic management advice for a range of clients. Lucian is now one of the UK’s leading commentators on the housing market. At Savills he heads up a team of 38 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets, and provide consultancy advice to landowners, developers, housebuilders and investors.
Josephine Cumbo is the FT’s Pensions Correspondent and a columnist for Pensions Expert.
Camilla Dell is Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP and has worked in the London property market since 2002. She is highly experienced in meeting the needs of demanding domestic and international property buyers.
Claire Jones, an actuary with nearly 20 years’ experience spanning pensions, investment and sustainability and head of responsible investment at LCP, helps pension schemes to include environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in their investment processes, with the aim of delivering sustainable long-term financial returns. Claire seeks pragmatic and proportionate approaches that are suitable for the majority of LCP’s clients, enabling them to meet the Pension Regulator’s expectations in the area of responsible investment in a time and cost effective manner.
An estate agent for 37 years and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Ed spent 22 years at Douglas & Gordon before conceiving the Viewber concept with his wife Jamie, also in the Industry, who runs the Public Relations team for a global real estate company. A high-profile industry figure and commentator, Ed has been a regular contributor to a wide range of consumer and industry publications including the Times, Telegraph, Financial Times, Estate Gazette, Property Industry Eye etc. and has fronted two BBC TV series. As the founding director of Viewber, Ed assumes the lead role in all new business development. He maintains his industry profile through continued contributions to the media and his independent advisory.
Michael Martin joined 7IM in 2017 as a relationship manager. He has financial industry experience of over 20 years, 17 of which has seen him advising clients. He has a specialisation in advising partners in law and accountancy firms, in addition to working on complex financial issues with private clients.
Jane Owen is the FT Weekend’s deputy editor and has run the FT’s House & Home section for seven years. She is a Yale Poynter Fellow 2015, a Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, and was awarded the FT’s NED Diploma earlier this year. Jane has presented various prime time BBC and ITV TV series and written six books on gardens.
James Pickford is deputy editor of FT Money and writes about property for the newspaper’s Personal Finance section, including buy-to-let, mortgages and the rental market. He is a regular contributor to the section’s Serious Money column. James’s previous roles at the FT include London and Southeast Correspondent, UK News deputy editor, and editor of Business Life, the FT’s daily management section.
BOBBY SEAGULL is the author of THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF NUMBERS, co-presenter of the GENIUS GUIDE television series on BBC2 this Autumn, compiler of Radio 4 puzzles, prolific public speaker and a maths teacher in East London.
Merryn Somerset Webb
Merryn Somerset Webb started her career at Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in Tokyo before moving to be an institutional broker for what was then SBC Warburg. Back in the UK she became launch editor of Moneyweek in 2000 and is now Editor in chief. She is also a non executive director of two investment trusts, Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon and Montanaro European Smaller Companies and of wealth management firm Netwealth.
Gillian Tett serves as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe.
Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas was awarded an OBE for services to green banking and was appointed Chief Executive of the UK government and City of London Corporation-backed Green Finance Institute in 2019. She previously spent 19 years at Barclays, most recently as Global Head of Green Banking and chair of Barclays Green Banking Council.
Justin Urquhart Stewart
Co-founder and Head of Corporate Development, Seven Investment Management (7IM)
With an early career that spanned the vineyards of Europe, the docks of Southampton and finance in Asia, Justin went onto establish Broker Services at what became Barclays Stockbrokers. Today he is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio and in the press. He is also one of the co-founders of 7IM.
As Head of Corporate Development, he ensures the principle of doing the right thing is as powerful today as it was at the outset. As an enthusiast of financial education and service, he is a champion of providing clients the very best, clearly expressed market news and views.
Martin Wolf is Chief Economics Commentator and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. His book The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Have Still to Learn—from the Financial Crisis was published by Penguin in 2014.