Clem Chambers

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Clement Hadrian Chambers is a technology entrepreneur, author, journalist, blogger and financial and tech commentator known as co-founder and boss of ADVFN [1](LSE:AFN) and Online Blockchain plc.

From being a trailblazer in the internet and computer games industries, he became CEO of stocks, shares and crypto website ADVFN in 2002. He is credited with steering the company from likely failure to thriving market leader. The ADVFN site has approximately 36 million users worldwide (According to Google Analytics March 2018 to March 2019).

Business career

Chambers entered the software industry in the 1980s where he founded computer games developer (CRL Group) and was a pioneer of massively multiplayer games and multimedia.[2]

In 1989 Chambers co-founded On-line PLC. The company was amongst the first to develop both massively multiplayer internet games and CD-ROM boxed products. [3] In 1999 Chambers co-founded, and became director of, Akaei PLC, the games development and publishing subsidiary of On-line PLC. In October 2017, the company announced that it intended to put forward a special resolution to change its name from On-line PLC to Online Blockchain Plc [4]to reflect its work in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency fields.

Clem was also non-executive director of Avarae, a specialist investment company dedicated to investing in rare and high quality coins.


Clem had an investment column in internet bible Wired Magazine, which described him as a 'market maven.' His columns were based on trends spotted using ADVFN's 3DV8 - a 3D visual data mining application. He is a member of WIRED's renowned 'Brains Trust.

Clem has co-presented CNBC, CNBC Arabia and CNBC Europe. He has been a market commentator on BBC News, ITV, Newsnight, BBC One, CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Kitco and numerous US radio stations. He is a columnist for Forbes [5], Seeking Alpha [6] and E&T Magazine, and has appeared in most UK national newspapers. He was The Alchemist stock tipster in The Business for over three years and he has been published in hundreds of financial titles across the globe.

Clem has a Guild on the ADVFN website where people can join and interact with him regarding thoughts on the direction of global markets. It includes discussion of global equities, cryptocurrencies, Forex and Commodities. It is a select group with membership of the Guild being 1000 Plus1 coins.[7]


Clem has written many fiction and non-fiction works. Dial Up for Murder, his first book in The Hacker Chronicles series, was released in November 2014, with the second book in the series, Log On For Crime being published soon after.

In November 2017 Clem published Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin [8]. His other financial books include the Amazon best-sellers 101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners [9] A Beginner's Guide to Value Investing, Be Rich and The Death of Wealth, all published by ADVFN Books.

He also writes for a number of stock market and share tipping blogs including: Diary of a Contrarian Investor, Building an Income Portfolio and Jekyll & Hyde Share Tips.

His financially-tinged novels, all published by No Exit Press, are The Armageddon Trade (2009), a financial thriller, The Twain Maxim (2010) another financial thriller, Kusanagi (2011), The First Horseman (2013) and The Shrine (2016) edition, all starring the same main character, Jim Evans, a "chippy" Cockney City whizzkid who outplays the rich and privileged.


Chambers was shortlisted in 2016 and 2017 as Columnist of the Year (Business Media) in the PPA Awards for his column in E&T Magazine, The Institution Of Engineering & Technology, and in June 2017 won silver in the Tabbie Awards for his Money and Markets column in the same publication.

In November 2018, Chambers won Journalist of the Year in the Business Market Commentary category in the State Street UK Institutional Press Awards. The awards recognise outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting in the UK. [10]