By Dan Denning – Southbank Investment Daily (Great Britain) –
Akhil Patel is an editor at Southbank Investment Research and an expert in economic and financial cycles. He recently issued a note to investors that was titled “The Age of Opportunity”. In it, he contradicted the doom-mongers every step of the way and predicted: “We’re at the start of the biggest wealth-building period in human history.“
Akhil just published his latest research, which included the controversial prediction that the FTSE 100 could be about to double. I thought I’d share an interview we conducted with Akhil to give you a little more insight into who he is and how he came to develop his ideas. We discussed his life and experience – and figure out the reasons behind his remarkable optimism.
Q: Tell us about your formative years. Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
A: My parents moved to the UK in the 1970s from Kenya. Like a lot of Indian families, their parents and grandparents had moved over from India in the 1930s and settled in East Africa. Their kids then moved to the West – to Australia, the UK and America.
I was born and raised in London and have lived there all my life.
Q: Where in London did you grow up, and what were you like as a kid?