Jim Mellon is arguably the UK’s most successful private investor. Featured in the top 10% of the Sunday Times Rich List for a number of years, Jim has an impressive track record of predicting global trends to help him pick successful investments. Notably, he foresaw the credit crunch of 2007–08 with his book Wake Up! Survive and Prosper in the Coming Economic Turmoil. Having predicted the financial crisis in 2005, Jim Mellon went on to campaign for Brexit to insulate the UK from ‘the inevitable Eurozone meltdown’.

On the 24th November we invited hundreds of investors to join us to hear Jim speak about the current investment climate and his predictions of where the next ‘money fountain’ might spring up.

It was a full house.

For those of you who couldn’t be there and for those who want to listen again to the thought pieces of the night, we provide this full recording of the talks.

These timestamps will help you navigate the below video:

  • 2:30 – Tom Britton’s introduction
  • 8:45 – Jim Mellon
  • 52:25 – Tom Hinton, Head of Capital Markets, introducing the WatchList
  • 59:26 – James Sore, Chief Investment Officer, introducing Fund Twenty8
  • 1:06:51 – Q&A with Tom and James

It was also the night we launched Rise of the growth hunters, a brand new UK industry report showing that early-stage companies demonstrate a 33% compound annual growth rate – compared to 5% for London Stock Exchange main market companies. Download your free copy of the report here.

An evening with Jim Mellon was part of an ongoing series of investor events giving you the chance to meet the UK’s biggest investors and industry thought leaders. Past keynotes have included Hermann Hauser, Simon Thorpe, Jonathan Milner and Andy Richards.

This event was held in partnership with City A.M., Master Investor, UKBAA, London South East and BDO LLP.