About Us

37 years of experience

In personal finance and investment, experience is invaluable. At Money Observer, we’ve been helping readers with their finances and investments since 1979. Our editorial team has a clear aim: to provide readers with high-quality analysis and information on a wide range of savings and investment topics. Every issue boasts well-researched facts and opinions designed to help readers - whether they are risk averse or risk takers - make well-informed, and ultimately profitable, financial decisions.

Some of the UK's top financial writers and analysts contribute to Money Observer. They include a previous investment editor of the Observer (Heather Connon), the former editor of the Investors Chronicle (Ceri Jones) and a past business editor of the Independent (David Prosser). We also publish regular contributions from a range of industry experts, including former BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders, former pensions minister Steve Webb and fund platforms specialist Holly Mackay, as well as drawing on industry insights from analysts, advisers, fund and trust managers and tax specialists.

In each monthly issue

We aim to produce a topical mix of investment news, analysis, fund and investment trust tips and performance data, as well as plentiful coverage of pensions, tax matters and financial planning themes.

So inside Money Observer each month you’ll find a round-up of the month’s news, macro-economic features and analysis of the latest investment trends; plentiful fund, trust and share tips; fund manager profiles; real and hypothetical portfolios that you can build yourself; full coverage of pension and retirement planning issues; features on financial planning and taxation; and full performance tables for all UK-authorised funds, investment trusts, exchange traded funds and UK-listed shares.

Our journalists

Faith Glasgow

Editor: Faith Glasgow

Faith Glasgow took over as editor at Money Observer in September 2015, having been managing editor of the magazine for more than two years. Before she joined the Money Observer staff team, she spent 15 years as a freelance journalist, during which time she wrote regularly for the magazine and also contributed to the Investors Chronicle, the Financial Times weekend money pages, Moneywise and the Independent, among many other publications. In recent years she has received awards from the British Venture Capital Association, Santander and Towers Watson, among other institutions.

Andrew Pitts

Associate editor: Andrew Pitts

Andrew began his career in financial journalism at Euromoney magazine in 1991. He joined Money Observer in 1994 and became editor in May 1998. He stepped down from the editor’s role in September 2015, though he continues as a regular contributor to Money Observer and editor of the quarterly Trust supplement. Andrew was named best Financial Consumer Journalist in 2003 and 2008 by the Association of Investment Companies, and in 2015 received a special award from the AIC in recognition of his long-term contribution to the investment trust industry. He holds the Personal Finance Society’s Financial Planning Certificate.

Kyle Caldwell

Deputy editor: Kyle Caldwell

Kyle joined Money Observer in April 2016 from Telegraph Media Group, where he was a personal finance reporter, specialising in investments. He began his financial journalism career in 2010 at trade publication Investment Week. He was won various awards, including the Investment Association’s National Investment Journalist of the Year (2014 and 2015) Association of Investment Companies National Journalist of the Year (2015) and AIC Trade Journalist of the Year (2012 and 2013).

Marina Gerner

Staff writer: Marina Gerner

Marina Gerner writes about the world of finance, investment and retirement. She joined Money Observer as a staff writer in January 2016. Previously, as a freelance journalist, she wrote for MoneyWeek, the Economist Group, Financial Times, TLS and Standpoint. She has a PhD from the London School of Economics, where she taught on the MSc Global Media and International Journalism programme. She received various academic awards and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

Our specialist writers include:

  • Sam Barrett
  • Richard Beddard
  • Holly Black
  • Heather Connon
  • Ken Fisher
  • Stephanie Flanders
  • Fiona Hamilton
  • Jennifer Hill
  • Ceri Jones
  • Jim Levi
  • Holly Mackay
  • Sylvia Morris
  • Iain Murray
  • David Prosser
  • Cherry Reynard
  • Jeff Salway
  • Lindsay Vincent
  • Steve Webb

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