Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation.Buckminster Fuller


Benjamin J. Butler is an English Futurist, dividing his time between Asia and the West. He is known for his ability to forecast cycles or paradigm shifts in financial markets, society, technology and geo-politics. He is a trusted sounding board for many investors, companies and financial institutions. 

Benjamin is Founder of the Emerging Future Institute, writes the International Column for Dow Theory Letters, and is CEO of Creativity Consultancy Apotheosis Consulting. He leverages off a unique array of experiences and roles including fund manager, stockbroker, venture capitalist, and innovation consultant, seeing himself as an observer of human behaviour and decision-making. 

One of Benjamin’s recent passions has been the pursuit of the Holy Grail of creativity. In addition to a period of investing in Silicon Valley, he spent a number of years travelling around the world meeting visionaries, entrepreneurs, creatives, martial artists, and even Zen Masters and the Dalai Lama’s Oracle (!), with the goal of discerning states of mind that lead to insight. He believes that the harnessing of collective intelligence will result in a new form of Enlightenment.

EDUCATION–Benjamin attended King’s College, London’s School of Law, and graduated in Economics and Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in the 1990s. In 1997 he studied at the University of Osaka in Japan as a Monbusho Scholar, writing a dissertation on financial crises. He has also studied Investment Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and more recently has done research on ecological thinking and the new sciences at Schumacher College in the UK.

EMERGING FUTURE INSTITUTE–Director of Institute that discerns trajectories in finance, investment, technology and consciousness. Follow on LinkedIn/Facebook. Visit the website at www.emergingfuture.institute.


DOW THEORY LETTERS FINANCIAL COLUMNIST–As the International Investing columnist for the Dow Theory Letters, Benjamin Butler writes a weekly column on financial market trends for one of the world's oldest market strategy newsletters. The Dow Theory Letter was started by Wall Street legend Richard Russell in 1958.

ADVISOR ON COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCEHong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design (POLYU SD)–Benjamin advised the School on establishing the Co-Creation Institute. This is a state-of-the-art facility to design, implement, and study new ways in which collaboration and education can take place within a designed physical and information space. The Institute is located within the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by world-renowned architect Zada Hadid.

AUTHOR–Currently at work on several books

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