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Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage knows a thing or two about seeking fortune and freedom. In his political life, he spent 20 years campaigning for one thing: letting Britain decide whether to leave the EU in a referendum – and have the freedom to follow its own path.

He took on the political establishment – and won. Something that saw him ridiculed and caricatured by many sections of the press. But set aside the cloth cap, the corduroys and his beer and fags persona, and there’s a lot more to Mr Brexit than meets the mainstream eye.

You see, at heart, he is an anti-establishment radical, someone who actually occupies a space beyond left and right… a bit like his hero from school, John Wilkes, the 18th-century parliamentary agitator and pamphleteer. Wilkes and Liberty became a toast for radicals just as his name became anathema to moderates. You’ll note the similarities. Like Wilkes, Nigel was educated privately. The son of a stockbroker, who in turn was also the son of a stockbroker, Nigel went to Dulwich College where he loved sport and political debate.

He also founded an investing group (it is still going). But instead of going to university, he left to spend 20 years in the City as a broker in the metals markets, much like his father and grandfather before him. And 2020 sees him come full circle. He believes Britain can run its own affairs politically, and he believes you can take a closer look at your own financial affairs too.

If you are an independent thinker, why is your money, so important to your quality of life, being managed by someone else? Nigel strongly believes it’s time to wake up or millions may face financial disappointment. His most urgent mission to date is now to help you improve your own knowledge and take back control and some monetary independence from the financial establishment.

Nickolai Hubble

Nickolai Hubble

Nickolai Hubble is the editor of Fortune & Freedom, Jim Rickards’ Strategic Investment in Australia and a contributing editor of The Daily Reckoning Australia.

After finishing his degrees in finance and law at Bond University in Australia in 2009, working for an investment bank didn’t seem so enticing any more. An internship with his scholarship provider Goldman Sachs during the height of the financial crisis was quite enough of that.

Instead, Nick went to work for the company which allows its analysts to predict the financial crises that investment bankers cause. A network of publishing businesses dedicated to bringing you ideas that are too controversial to get a hearing in the mainstream press. And that’s where Nick found a very comfortable home.

In 2012 Nick exposed the sub-prime practices of Australian banks to his readers at The Money for Life Letter. His accusations that bankers and mortgage brokers routinely manipulate their customers’ loan applications were vindicated by a Royal Commission in 2018.

In 2018 Nick predicted Italy’s budget battles would lead to “Bloody October” and successfully warned his subscribers about the worst period in financial markets since 2008. In August he compiled his predictions into a book called How the Euro Dies.

Nick doesn’t just investigate financial markets and predict crises and opportunities. He’s also a flying trapeze, juggling and chin balancing performer and instructor. He’s lived in England, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Australia, Thailand and Japan, stubbornly refusing to identify with any nationality.

John Butler

John Butler is a seasoned, international financial professional with a wide variety of industry experience. Working as an investment strategist and portfolio structurer for more than 25 years, John has advised many of the world’s largest institutional investors and central banks. He has served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Dresdner Bank, in charge of global teams responsible for macro and commodity strategy and has been ranked #1 for interest rate strategy by Institutional Investor Magazine.

He has also worked in FinTech, most recently as the Head of Treasury for FinTech startup TallyMoney. Prior he served as Director and CEO of the Lend and Borrow Trust Company, the world’s only regulated peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform on which all loans are collateralised by physically-allocated precious metals. He also served as Vice President and Head of Wealth Services for Goldmoney, the world’s leading gold-backed financial services firm.

John is on the record having predicted some of the most important global financial events during his career, including a secular bull market in gold and a US-centric housing and credit bubble that would eventually burst. In 2016, he predicted that a series of balance of payments crises would ripple through emerging markets. In 2019, he predicted that inflation would begin to surge and ‘stagflation’ would set in thereafter.

John’s publications include The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012), and The Golden Revolution, Revisited (2017), books explaining the causes and consequences of the 2008 global financial crisis and exploring the financial market implications of global monetary regime change.

Sam Volkering

Sam built a career advising private clients and businesses on how to manage their money and build their wealth. With a decade of financial advice under his belt he decided that it was time to change the game and combine his great passions in life (technology, writing and helping people to make money).

He joined our Australian affiliate Port Phillip Publishing in 2013 and has since become one of Australia’s most recognised financial editors.

As a child he revelled in the wonders of the Apple 2e and Macintosh. A life-changing trip to Japan’s ‘Electric Town’, Akihabara set him on a discovery of technology that will never end. Starting a small tech business in his 20’s, registering a patent in Australia and running several websites are just some examples of how he immerses himself in the world of technology.

But his real talents lie in uncovering, researching and investigating the world’s most revolutionary technology companies and trends before they hit the big time. He predicted the rise of 3D printing, the arrival of augmented reality and most notably the incredible shift to self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.

He first bought bitcoin in 2011, and ever since he has followed the cryptocurrencies ‘wild west’, becoming an authority in this new field of digital assets. Recently, Southbank Investment Research published his book Crypto Revolution: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and The Future of Money

He travels the world meeting and engaging with inventors, founders, innovators and the most influential people in tech. His unique combination of financial acumen with an unwavering devotion to the most cutting edge technology makes Sam one of the most prodigious talents in our stable of Editors.