About

I am Paul Amery, editor of New Money Review.

I’m a freelance journalist: I’ve worked for the Financial Times, the Times, Risk, Thomson Reuters, Financial News, Investment and Pensions Europe, ETF.com, Global Custodian, the Trade and Money Week, among others.

If you have a freelance request, please get email me at paul@newmoneyreview.com.

Before becoming a journalist in 2008, I worked for over 20 years in financial markets as an asset manager, trader and product manager.

I set up New Money Review in 2018 to cover the accelerating changes in money.

Since my time as an asset manager, I’ve always been interested in financial history. I had become interested in cryptocurrency in 2014 and felt that something big was shifting in money, so decided to write more about it.

New Money Review’s site is organised using the four textbook definitions of money: as a unit of account, medium of exchange, standard of deferred payment and store of value. Individual articles belong to one or more of those categories.

How we pay each other, how we store and exchange value and how we keep track of money are all changing.

Some things are improving, like the speed and cost of payments. Others are getting worse. Financial exclusion is still a big problem.

In a former life, I looked after other people’s money. Now I am often shocked at what’s going on. There seem to be more scams and riskier investments being dumped on the public than at any time in history.

Even if you’re not interested at all in finance, you should pay attention to what’s going on.

Whoever gets to control money’s infrastructure wields global power. Hence the intensifying battle between the US and China over digital currency.

The evolution of money has always gone hand-in-hand with shifts in human history and civilisation. New forms of money will impact our social interactions, our work organisations and our political systems as well.

My aim is for this site to cover these trends objectively, independently and in an accessible way.

Don’t miss the New Money Review podcast, “the future of money in 30 minutes”.

You can hear leading experts from technology, finance, academia and government discuss the evolution of our stores of value and media of exchange.

From payments to fraud, ecology to geopolitics, psychology to history, markets to technology, there’s an episode or two for you.

You can listen in on AppleGoogleSpotifyPodbayStitcher and Blubrry.

One final note (if you’ve read this far). The site’s been growing, but it’s still a solo effort. If you have thoughts on how to help me expand it, please drop me a line (paul@newmoneyreview.com).