Jim Lee

James H. Lee is an award-winning futurist and strategist with over 30 years of experience. He is also the founder of StratFI, a boutique investment advisory firm that focuses on “what happens next?”

In his new book, Foresight Investing: A Complete Guide to Finding Your Next Great Trade, Jim finds amazing opportunities in the emerging technologies of tomorrow, including the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality, cryptocurrencies, automation, artificial intelligence, longevity science, and new sources of energy.

His previous book was Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life.  Jim outlined generational strategies for dealing with economic uncertainty. Resilience anticipated the rise of the local foods, the “gig economy”, a boom for craft and artisanal goods, upcycling, the tiny-home movement, alternative currencies, gender blending, co-working, and home/ride sharing platforms.

Jim has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The News Journal, Financial Planning, and His articles have been printed by the AARP, Investopedia, the Journal of Futures Studies, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and The Futurist.

A popular keynote speaker on trends, Jim has presented to audiences in the U.S. and abroad, covering a range of topics related to the future.

He is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists and holds multiple professional certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Market Technician (CMT)

In 2021 Jim received the highest honor from the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), the Most Significant Futures Works Award. He also won the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) Active Investing Strategy Competition for the StratFI Caffeinated Market Timing Strategy.

Jim graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary and an M.S. in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In his free time, Jim enjoys biking and cooking with his wife Stephanie.

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