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!

 
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Self-confessed personal finance geek Ben Arnold 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 Arnold 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.

Danielle moved to New York after university (or college, if you're reading in the US). She says NYC is magical - mostly in how your money seems to just disappear there! Her best money tip - don't go to an expensive coffee shop more than once a week and take the subway.

Danielle moved to New York after university (or college, if you're reading in the US). She says NYC is magical - mostly in how your money seems to just disappear there! Her best money tip - don't go to an expensive coffee shop more than once a week and take the subway.

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.

Neha is a Londoner who is now living in New York. She’s hoping her next move will be somewhere hot and sunny. Her top money tip is to get an app to track your spending. When you see where your money is really going it’s much easier to manage.

Neha is a Londoner who is now living in New York. She’s hoping her next move will be somewhere hot and sunny. Her top money tip is to get an app to track your spending. When you see where your money is really going it’s much easier to manage.

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.

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.

Henry is happiest when doing something active, whether it's an early morning gym session or a weekend stroll. He has spent the last two years working in different cities around the world. This showed him how small the world is but also how much there is left for him to see and do.

Henry is happiest when doing something active, whether it's an early morning gym session or a weekend stroll. He has spent the last two years working in different cities around the world. This showed him how small the world is but also how much there is left for him to see and do.

Sophie loves to travel and is usually plotting her next trip abroad. She’s worked in finance communications for eight years and enjoys being creative. Her interests include design, branding, film and video.

Sophie loves to travel and is usually plotting her next trip abroad. She’s worked in finance communications for eight years and enjoys being creative. Her interests include design, branding, film and video.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

John lives and works in New York City. He has developed a growing enthusiasm for current events, financial markets and reading books. He loves sports, especially American football, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.

John lives and works in New York City. He has developed a growing enthusiasm for current events, financial markets and reading books. He loves sports, especially American football, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.