He’s an award-winning business and finance journalist with 30 years of experience. She’s a renowned money blogger, broadcaster and author. They also happen to be father and daughter, and on this podcast they bring their different generational perspectives together to create funny, frank and fascinating conversations about the world of finance – alongside an array of brilliant guests.
Iona & Simon Bain are teaming up to bring you the Own It! podcast, a must-listen for anyone interested in finance and investing, whether they’re a seasoned pro and brand new to it all. They’ll be covering everything you need and want to know, giving you practical ideas and inspiration along the way.
We have some fabulous top drawer guests lined up but for the pilot episode, we thought we’d introduce you to Simon, who worked at the Herald newspaper at its personal finance editor before he retired in 2016 to come and work with Iona.
In this first episode, Iona chats to Simon about his long career in financial journalism, why annual general meetings can feel a bit like WWE and how Scottish-based Baillie Gifford became the rock stars of fund management…but why he still harbours doubts about the cult of Elon Musk.