Meet the Tutor: Edward Chancellor

Meet Idler Investment tutor Edward Chancellor for an exclusive live Q&A session 

This is a special event for Idler Academy members and students of the Idler Academy course, ‘Idler Guide to Investment‘. Prep your questions and join us at 6pm BST on Wednesday 21 June 2022.

Exclusively for Academy Members and ‘Idler Guide to Investment’ online course Students. If you’ve already enrolled on the course, please click the BUY NOW button to sign up for this live “Meet the Tutor” event.


About the Course

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and join financial writer Edward Chancellor for an interactive question and answer session.

Do you get confused and slightly panicky when people start to talk about bonds and stocks, Bitcoin bubbles, tech stock routs, inflation, leveraged buyout booms and fiscal deficits?

Unsure whether to put your savings into gold or crypto or an index fund or shares or wine or just leave them in the bank?

Worry no more.

Edward will introduce you to a fascination history of financial matters and recommend where to start as an Idle investor.


About the Tutor

Edward Chancellor is a financial historian, author, journalist and investment strategist. His new book is The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest (Allen Lane, £25), in which Chancellor traces the history of interest from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia, through debates about usury in Restoration Britain and John Law’s ill-fated Mississippi scheme to the global credit booms of the twentieth century. “A timely, vitally important and hugely readable book,” Ruchir Sharma, Chairman, Rockefeller International. Chancellor is also the author of Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculationwhich has been translated into many languages and was a New York Times Book of the Year. After reading history at Cambridge and Oxford, Edward worked for Lazard Brothers and until 2014 he was a senior member of the asset allocation team at GMO. He is currently a columnist for Reuters BreakingViews and has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, MoneyWeek and the New York Review of Books. In 2008, he received the George Polk Award for financial reporting for his article “Ponzi Nation” in Institutional Investor.