A bit about us

We're a group of young professionals (you know, millennials) at a FTSE 100 investment company. We came up with MoneyLens, a jargon-free website to guide you through everything from investing and money-saving to the latest tech and exciting start-ups.

At the core of it all is a series of articles where money topics are made clear. We realised that if you take out the acronyms and scary language, money matters are not as intimidating as they might seem. Our bosses at Schroders backed our mission, and MoneyLens launched in 2018. Here's a snapshot of some of the people involved. We're excited to hear what you think!

 
Vicki’s background is national newspaper journalism. Before editing MoneyLens she was small business editor and City correspondent at The Mail on Sunday.

Vicki’s background is national newspaper journalism. Before editing MoneyLens she was small business editor and City correspondent at The Mail on Sunday.

Andrew  has worked in finance for ten years. He thinks the world of finance is a constant source of fascination, intrigue... and sometimes frustration. Although he is a qualified investment manager, he prefers writing about investing.

Andrew has worked in finance for ten years. He thinks the world of finance is a constant source of fascination, intrigue... and sometimes frustration. Although he is a qualified investment manager, he prefers writing about investing.

Fintech enthusiast  Liam  studied physics at Queen Mary University of London and The University of Miami. His top money tip - Excel is a powerful tool. If you can think of a way of analysing your spending, Excel can probably do the calculations!

Fintech enthusiast Liam studied physics at Queen Mary University of London and The University of Miami. His top money tip - Excel is a powerful tool. If you can think of a way of analysing your spending, Excel can probably do the calculations!

John swapped the beach towel and sunny shores of Sydney for an umbrella when he moved to London. He works in multi-asset investing and his top tips are to start investing earlier, don’t take concentrated bets and be consistent.

John swapped the beach towel and sunny shores of Sydney for an umbrella when he moved to London. He works in multi-asset investing and his top tips are to start investing earlier, don’t take concentrated bets and be consistent.

Londoner Katherine’s life motto is to do something new every day. She makes it her mission to go somewhere or do something new whenever she can. She works in business development.

Londoner Katherine’s life motto is to do something new every day. She makes it her mission to go somewhere or do something new whenever she can. She works in business development.

David’ s a digital specialist and investment writer. He previously worked as a journalist at the BBC and Reuters and before that as a trader in the City. He specialises in writing about tricks and tips for being a better investor.

David’s a digital specialist and investment writer. He previously worked as a journalist at the BBC and Reuters and before that as a trader in the City. He specialises in writing about tricks and tips for being a better investor.

Ex-financial journo turned PR, Charlotte is not afraid of a challenge. She raised more than £10k for the charity Bloodwise in 2017 by running 1000 miles and 12 marathons in 12 months.

Ex-financial journo turned PR, Charlotte is not afraid of a challenge. She raised more than £10k for the charity Bloodwise in 2017 by running 1000 miles and 12 marathons in 12 months.

Self-confessed personal finance geek Ben is an ex-pro hockey player. These days he works as an investment specialist in "value investing". He has insanely over-engineered spreadsheets tracking his finances, which attracts flak from friends.

Self-confessed personal finance geek Ben is an ex-pro hockey player. These days he works as an investment specialist in "value investing". He has insanely over-engineered spreadsheets tracking his finances, which attracts flak from friends.

Piya is an economist with a masters from the London School of Economics. She was a Young Woman in Investment finalist at the Women in Finance Awards 2017. Her top tip - put some away all the time and let it build.

Piya is an economist with a masters from the London School of Economics. She was a Young Woman in Investment finalist at the Women in Finance Awards 2017. Her top tip - put some away all the time and let it build.

Charlotte is a trainee working in communications. She left school last year and lives in Kent. She’s focused on balancing saving for the future with living for today and has a goal to travel the world.

Charlotte is a trainee working in communications. She left school last year and lives in Kent. She’s focused on balancing saving for the future with living for today and has a goal to travel the world.

Social media ninja  Kat  speaks three languages and is happiest when conversing. Posting to social media is probably just a digital extension of her inherently chatty nature. Her top tip - figure out which bad habits are costing you big time.

Social media ninja Kat speaks three languages and is happiest when conversing. Posting to social media is probably just a digital extension of her inherently chatty nature. Her top tip - figure out which bad habits are costing you big time.

Claire is a chartered financial planner and regularly appears on TV and radio discussing areas including savings, investments, mortgages and pensions.

Claire is a chartered financial planner and regularly appears on TV and radio discussing areas including savings, investments, mortgages and pensions.

Australian born and brand new Londoner, David deals with social media for a living. When he’s not coming up with quality tweets and posts for MoneyLens, he follows music a bit too closely and is often coughing up the cash for that next gig to attend .

Australian born and brand new Londoner, David deals with social media for a living. When he’s not coming up with quality tweets and posts for MoneyLens, he follows music a bit too closely and is often coughing up the cash for that next gig to attend.

Having lived in Edinburgh for the majority of his life, history graduate  Graham  is adjusting to living in the vast city of London. He is an avid enthusiast of writing and learning about the financial world.

Having lived in Edinburgh for the majority of his life, history graduate Graham is adjusting to living in the vast city of London. He is an avid enthusiast of writing and learning about the financial world.

Corporate responsibility exec Louisa is passionate about social mobility, empowering communities and developing environmental issues both professionally and personally. But mostly, she spends time watching dachsund videos.

Corporate responsibility exec Louisa is passionate about social mobility, empowering communities and developing environmental issues both professionally and personally. But mostly, she spends time watching dachsund videos.

Peter a graduate trainee who has a degree in Biochemistry from University College London. He is interested in all things finance, technology and sport, and is keen to demystify some of the confusing jargon surrounding these topics. He also has tips and tricks to share on saving money in a big City such as London.

Peter a graduate trainee who has a degree in Biochemistry from University College London. He is interested in all things finance, technology and sport, and is keen to demystify some of the confusing jargon surrounding these topics. He also has tips and tricks to share on saving money in a big City such as London.

Jen is a digital and social media manager by day and mommy of two girls. She works in New York and loves to travel. Balancing this with work, children, exercise and socialising leaves little time for sleep, but is a lot of fun.

Jen is a digital and social media manager by day and mommy of two girls. She works in New York and loves to travel. Balancing this with work, children, exercise and socialising leaves little time for sleep, but is a lot of fun.

Rachel is a digital specialist with a focus on strategy. She has worked in financial services for six years. But it's not all work and no play. By night, she's often planning and budgeting for her next trip abroad. And she's a pro at that too.

Rachel is a digital specialist with a focus on strategy. She has worked in financial services for six years. But it's not all work and no play. By night, she's often planning and budgeting for her next trip abroad. And she's a pro at that too.

Having grown up in South London and a school leaver in 2018, Sofia is now on a marketing traineeship. When she’s not at work she’s probably playing the piano or binge-watching TV (like  Come Dine with Me ). A good speaker of Persian, Sofia aspires to be fluent in three languages – and find the time to go travelling with her grandparents.

Having grown up in South London and a school leaver in 2018, Sofia is now on a marketing traineeship. When she’s not at work she’s probably playing the piano or binge-watching TV (like Come Dine with Me). A good speaker of Persian, Sofia aspires to be fluent in three languages – and find the time to go travelling with her grandparents.

Marketing exec Natalie is an organised fun enthusiast and finds any excuse to arrange a get-together with colleagues, friends or family. She has a keen interest in global affairs, ballet and prison documentaries, and enjoys reading the Sunday papers.

Marketing exec Natalie is an organised fun enthusiast and finds any excuse to arrange a get-together with colleagues, friends or family. She has a keen interest in global affairs, ballet and prison documentaries, and enjoys reading the Sunday papers.

As a self-confessed shopaholic and recent graduate, Flora has figured out the easiest ways to cut back while also being able to go out with mates, and maybe even squeeze in a cheeky holiday.

As a self-confessed shopaholic and recent graduate, Flora has figured out the easiest ways to cut back while also being able to go out with mates, and maybe even squeeze in a cheeky holiday.

Maggie  likes to do a lot, which costs a lot. She has lived on her own in Orlando, Dallas, Austin and New York, experiencing each city's flair and budget constraints. She enjoys figuring out how to make the most of the dollar, while living sustainably, so she can fit more in!

Maggie likes to do a lot, which costs a lot. She has lived on her own in Orlando, Dallas, Austin and New York, experiencing each city's flair and budget constraints. She enjoys figuring out how to make the most of the dollar, while living sustainably, so she can fit more in!

Alexandra is a communications trainee on the Investment 2020 scheme, an initiative to offer young people from different backgrounds a first job in the City. New to the world of work, she’s charting her journey into adulthood and financial independence. She loves fashion and economics and is studying Mandarin.

Alexandra is a communications trainee on the Investment 2020 scheme, an initiative to offer young people from different backgrounds a first job in the City. New to the world of work, she’s charting her journey into adulthood and financial independence. She loves fashion and economics and is studying Mandarin.

Marcus is a Bristol University grad. He has lived in Hong Kong and New York and enjoys checking out Asian restaurants and skiing.

Marcus is a Bristol University grad. He has lived in Hong Kong and New York and enjoys checking out Asian restaurants and skiing.