Edward Chancellor is the author of Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation which has been translated into more than half a dozen languages and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. After reading history at Cambridge and Oxford, he worked for Lazard Brothers in the early 1990s and until 2014 he was a senior member of the asset allocation team at the Boston investment firm, GMO. He is currently a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and has contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, MoneyWeek and the New York Review of Books. In 2008, Edward received the George Polk Award for financial reporting for his article "Ponzi Nation" in Institutional Investor magazine.
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