Edward Chancellor

Edward Chancellor

Formal First Name
John (Edward)
1962 - present

Edward Chancellor is a well-known financial historian, author, journalist, and investment strategist. He is the author of the New York Times notable book "Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation," which has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and is a recipient of the George Polk Award for financial reporting. Previously, he was a Senior Member of the Asset Allocation team and focuses on capital markets research at GMO, an investment management firm investing across asset classes. He also worked for the London merchant bank, Lazard Brothers, and was later an Editor at the financial commentary site, Breakingviews of Reuters. Today, he serves as a Columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and an occasional Contributor to the Wall Street Journal, MoneyWeek, the New York Review of Books and Financial Times.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • In 2022, Fortune called Ed "one of the greatest financial historians alive". 

  • His book, The Price of Time, was listed by Amazon as a top business book in 2022. It also won the 2023 Hayek Book Prize from the Manhattan Institute.

  • In 2016, the Financial Analysts Journal called him "one of the great financial writers of our era."

  • In 2008, he received the George Polk Award for financial reporting for his article "Ponzi Nation" in Institutional Investor.