David Murrin

Co-founder of Emergent Asset Management

David has been described as a polymath and super forecaster. His 30-year career has focused on finding deep-seated patterns in history and using them to understand and accurately predict the future in both today’s turbulent geopolitical dynamics and financial markets. To achieve this he has developed a unique model for human systems and their cyclical behaviour that is applicable to empires, nations, military organisations and companies. This five-stage roadmap enhances understanding and decision-making and has a remarkable track record of predicting events over the past two decades.

He has a special interest in military history and the current global military balance in the new global arms’ race, which he perceives as a reflection of today’s major global geopolitical shifts.  He started his career in Papua New Guinea in the oil exploration business. In 1986 he joined JP Morgan developing, testing and applying his theory to great success for seven years. Since 1993 David has built and run and many companies from the first Emerging Market hedge funds to the largest agricultural Fund in Africa.

Post 9/11, recognising that the world had changed in an instant, David combined his interests in military history, geopolitics and finance into a unified geopolitical model. This cumulated in 2011 with the publishing of Breaking the Code of History, which highlights the key process in human social structures that impact on today’s changing world.

David speaks widely and internationally on themes from his books and applies the key principals and predictions to all aspects of the businesses that he is closely involved with. He is Global Fellow of PS21, the Project for the Study of the 21st Century. David offers audiences powerful practical insights into the forces for transformation of the world’s power systems, challenging entrenched assumptions and sharing astute practical examples from history and current turbulent realities.

To book David Murrin as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, David speaks on the following topics:

  • A new way to understand World Affairs
  • Global overview of Past, Present and Future
  • Key Risk Factors into the Future
  • Global Investment
  • Business Development Opportunities
  • Corporate Evolution and Structure
  • The Nature of Leadership
  • Innovation and Business Development
  • The Road to Wars (new book)
  • The Nature of War
  • The Battle of Jutland
  • The Tank as a War Winning Weapon in 1918

Get a taste for what David is like at corporate events, by watching the video below:

Take a look at a selection of testimonials from David’s previous clients, here:

“I would highly recommend David Murrin as a keynote speaker to any event organizers putting together conferences or meetings for high-level executives. His presentation, “The Geopolitics of Modern Africa for Investors,” at our African Cup of Investment Management conference in Cape Town, South Africa, was a fascinating and entertaining session that proved extremely popular with our attendees. David spoke to a packed room of representatives from across Africa’s finance industry, and his presentation was singled out as a highlight of the day-and-a-half conference by several attendees. It was a pleasure to meet David and I would enthusiastically recommend him as a keynote speaker.”Tim, Information Management Network (IMN)

“David addressed the Royal College of Defence Studies for the first time in 2013.  His presentation on the impact of Leaders in the historical cycles of empires provided a compelling and thoughtful proposition.  David’s analysis is provocative, challenging and highly persuasive, and his talk generated much interest among the 90 Members who represent over 50 countries. Without doubt, he provided one of the genuine highlights of this high-quality 2013 Course.”Nick, Royal College of Defence Studies

“I would like to thank you for participating in our event last week. The group and I found the subject and the content of your presentation, extremely interesting and your delivery, very engaging.”Fernando, CEO TPCG Group