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.

  • Slaying the gatekeepers

    Something a little different today. I’ve been banging on about CRISPR and its world-changing potential all week. I suppose I would: I wrote a book which detailed CRISPR’s revolutionary potential pretty prominently. I’ve told you several times that you can…

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  • Dopers vs superhumans

    Today I achieve a long held ambition of mine, which is to find a way of talking about my obsession with doping in sport – in the context of the world’s next tech breakthrough. This is part three, by the…

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  • The world remade

    Welcome to part two of this week’s series on what I (Nick O’Connor) consider to be the single most important technology of the next century. It’s so important I’ve kicked Harry out of the Exponential Investor hot seat for the…

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  • Change Agent

    People tend to ask me two questions about my book, The Exponentialist. The first is, “Will you sign it?” I always find this odd. But I do it anyway. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll become prime minister, or President…

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  • Margarine, moonshine and money

    There’s one thing authorities hate more than anything else – disruption. It is their enemy. If things stay the same, it’s all hunky dory – their power and influence remains unchallenged. Any change to the norm is perceived as a…

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  • CRYPTO BOOK: Why cryptocurrencies will replace the existing financial system

    2018 will go down as the year bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies hit the mainstream. That’s not a prediction. It’s a fact. It’s happened. Or rather, it’s happening as you read these words. The most obvious sign of that is the…

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  • How to buy and sell penny stocks

    The first thing you should know when you want to buy or sell a penny stock, is that they are traded in the same way as larger, ‘blue-chip’ stocks that you may already be familiar with. So, first things first,…

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  • The Crypto Revolution has just begun

    Perhaps you’re one of the investors who heard about something called “bitcoin” a few years ago…and decided to put £50 into it. If that’s you, I hope you held on to it as it started to take off, and are…

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  • Hello from the IET Savoy

    Only a quick note from me today. I’m writing to you backstage during a short break at our investment conference at the IET Savoy. It’s been a busy, but thoroughly enjoyable morning so far. All of our speakers have been…

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  • A Q&A with our crowdfunding insider

      The special investment call I’m hosting alongside crowdfunding expert Andrew Lockley is fast approaching. It takes place in just a few days in fact – at 7:30pm on Tuesday 3 October. On it, we’ll be looking at six little-known…

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