18 March 2022

The CapX Podcast: Merryn Somerset Webb on Share Power


Although many of us might not know it, thanks to pensions auto-enrollment the average Brit is more invested in the stock market than at any point in our history.

But how many of us are taking advantage of our ownership of stocks and shares to influence the way our corporations behave? And how can we get the seemingly all-powerful fund managers to invest our money in a way that aligns with our values?


That’s the challenge that Moneyweek’s editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb sets out to answer in her excellent new book ‘Share Power’ – how ordinary people can change the way capitalism works, and make money too’. It’s not only a colourful, vividly written guide to the workings of corporate finance, but a manifesto about where capitalism has gone wrong, and how we the people can put it back on track.

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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.