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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.

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Adrian Buthee

Having studied Economics at University, Adrian started his career at Cave & Sons Stockbrokers in 2001, where he placed his first trade. Joining award-winning trading trainers Trendsignal in 2004, Adrian has since shown thousands of traders up and down the UK how to improve their financial lives by applying effective trading methods. Now a Director and Head of Trading, in Daily Profit Alert, Adrian will be sharing the specific buy-signals generated by his powerful algorithmic strategy – directly with private traders – for the very first time.

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Eoin Treacy

Eoin Treacy is a career analyst, writer, strategist, commentator, lecturer and fund manager. Following a degree in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, Eoin spent 4 years at Bloomberg terminal sales travelling all over Europe teaching seminars and meeting the firm’s clients.

In 2003 he transitioned to working together with David Fuller to specialise in his unique approach to research – combining technical, fundamental and behavioural factors – covering global markets. Together they bought out FullerTreacyMoney in 2014.

Eoin took The Chart Seminar over from David in 2007 and has taken it on sell-out tours to the USA, UK, Australia and Singapore since. He published Crowd Money – a Practical guide to Macro Behavioural Technical Analysis in 2013 to act as a companion guide to the seminar.

Eoin is globally recognised for his encyclopaedic knowledge of asset classes, sectors and thematic investing. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and appeared CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, NDTV Profit and Reuters India. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service and Ireland’s TodayFM and FinancialSense Online.

He is the Investment Director for Trigger Point Trader and he also sits on the board of Nevada Trust Company.

In 2013 he was awarded an Extraordinary Ability green card by the US Citizenship ad Immigration Service for his work in the field of financial analysis and now lives in Los Angeles. In his spare time Eoin is an avid scuba diver and is never happier than when spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

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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 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.

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James Allen

James Allen has over a decade’s experience as an expert energy analyst.

He reported on the main trends affecting global wholesale energy markets as head of Montel’s real-time newswire bureau in Manhattan for five years, covering areas such as LNG, pipelines, coal, carbon, power, oil, generation spreads, utility hedging and regulation.

Prior to joining Montel, he was Team Leader of the power markets desk at Platts, a huge energy price reporting agency.

He brings a wealth of expertise and a rolodex of key contacts, including energy insiders, CEOs, analysts and experts to his role as Editor of Exponential Energy Fortunes here at Southbank Investment Research.

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