Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor is the publisher of Southbank Investment Research, one of Britain's leading publishers of independent financial advice and alternative ideas. Southbank Investment Research is one of The Agora Companies, a global network of private publishing companies with roots going back to 1978.

After becoming Associate Publisher in 2015, Nick was instrumental in exposing the state’s plans to abolish cash – publishing The War on Cash with Tim Price, and personally bringing a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Parliament.

He’s also the author of The Exponentialist, a 2016 book on the four most important technological trends of the coming decade, with interviews from Nobel Prize winning scientists, billionaire investors and some of the world’s leading thinkers. As publisher and writer he’s worked with some of the City’s most respected investors, as well as New York Times best-selling authors Bill Bonner and Dan Denning.

  • Dogs bark in the night

    Why does a dog bark in the night? Wait. Don’t answer that. Why does every dog in town bark in the night? All at once. As if they’ve all heard something you haven’t. Oh, and every cat goes crazy too….

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  • The most dangerous idea I’ve ever published

    Every now and then, I’m forced to publish something dangerous. I want to tell you the story of one such idea. It has a happy ending. Of sorts. More on that in a second. Some ideas make you enemies. Some…

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  • The future on a chip

    Back to the quantum frontier we go. If that makes no sense to you it means you missed yesterday’s piece and should read it now before reading on. I left off yesterday by quoting an exchange between resident tech experts…

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  • Schrodinger’s chip

    Flip a coin. While it’s in the air, ask yourself: how many possible outcomes are there when it lands back in your hand? The obvious answer, of course, is two. It could land either heads or tails. Now take two…

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  • Gold’s bull market carries on strong

    More good news for gold investors: the price of gold hit another all-time high here in the UK last week. I doubt that’s the last time I write those words. By the way you can access a complete gold profit…

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  • The fuel of Britain’s future (part two)

    Back to the coalface we go. Wait. That’s a terrible metaphor, given we’re exploring the fuel of Britain’s future – not its past. Yesterday I introduced you to an energy source that could help heat your home, power your car…

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  • Boosterism is here

    Yesterday we looked at the real reason the pound is crashing and gold is soaring in the UK – Boris Johnson’s extravagant spending plans. Thanks for your replies on that front. Look out for a future letter of Exponential Investor…

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  • Boris goes soft

    Somewhere inside 10 Downing Street there’s a document with Boris Johnson’s entire strategy laid out on it. It helped bring him to power. It’s designed to help him hold on to it. And it may well help consolidate it in…

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  • The 5G rollout

    We venture back beneath the streets of London again today. As Peter Ackroyd put it in London Under, when you walk the streets of London you “are treading on skin, a skein of stone that covers rivers and labyrinths, tunnels…

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  • Secrets of the underworld

    Walk north along Blackfriars Bridge. Cross the Embankment, leave the river behind you and head up the hill. A short while later you’ll reach a crossroads. Stop and look around you. You’re standing on the very western boundary of the…

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