About Us

From Saltydog’s founder, Douglas Chadwick:

Douglas Chadwick
Douglas Chadwick,
founder and Chairman

“I originally devised the Saltydog trend investing system for my own use.

I was very dissatisfied with the performance of my financial advisors and pension company, and I was convinced I could do better than them. And it turned out that I was right.

Since I started managing my own money in 2000, I have consistently made market-beating annual gains, and never lost money in a year - not even in 2008 when the FTSE 100 fell nearly 30%.

That’s why I decided to launch Saltydog Investor, and make my trend investing system available to others. I believe private investors are poorly served by much of the financial services industry. And I know that the Saltydog system works.

I should tell you that I don’t have a background as an investment professional. Far from it.

Prior to creating Saltydog Investor, at various different stages in my life I have been a deckhand on a deep-sea fishing trawler, a navigator on a merchant navy ship (hence the name “saltydog”), gained a degree in Theoretical Physics, and built up two successful manufacturing businesses worth millions.

That’s an unconventional career, I know, and certainly has little to do with financial services. But I see that as an advantage. When it came to investing in the stock market, I was able to look at the problem with fresh eyes. Plus my natural instinct to work things out for myself led me to develop my own methods from scratch.

Having said that, the principles of trend investing go back a long, long way – with one of its most famous adherents being Jesse Livermore, trading on the U.S. stock market at the end of the nineteenth century. The Saltydog system is our application of those timeless principles, using the data and investment platforms available to us now in the twenty-first century.

To find out more about trend investing and our market-beating performance, do read our introduction to the Saltydog trend investing system.

And please take advantage of our 2-month free trial. I have absolute confidence in the Saltydog system. We’d like to show you what Saltydog can do for your investment returns, with absolutely no obligation on your part.

Just try us out for two months for FREE. I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit us, and best of luck with your investments.”

Douglas Chadwick


Saltydog’s Managing Director, Richard Webb:

Richard Webb
Richard Webb,
Managing Director

“Like Douglas, my background is nothing to do with financial services.

I’m an engineer by trade, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.

In 1992 I started working for a company which made tubular steel furniture for MFI, Argos, and IKEA. My initial job was introducing robots to automate the manufacturing. And I first met Douglas in 1995, when he bought our company and it merged with his.

In 2008 Douglas retired from furniture manufacturing. But we kept in touch, and ended up discussing investments. And Douglas explained to me the trend investing system he had been using, very successfully, for the previous eight years.

I was immediately intrigued, and after further investigation became convinced of the system’s merits – so much so that I agreed with Douglas that we should launch it to the public. After two more years of development, analysis and refinement, we finally launched Saltydog Investor in 2010.

Six years later, I remain absolutely convinced by the Saltydog system. Our track record proves that it works, and that it can comprehensively beat the market. And we know from their feedback that Saltydog members achieve great results with it too. It’s not a fluke that it works. It’s a solid, effective, proven system.

I hope you will join us, and see the same effect on your own investments.”

Richard Webb


James Meston

James Meston

James provides Saltydog with insights on the markets, writes the front cover article of the monthly newsletter, and keeps us up to date with changes in the world of personal finance and compliance issues.

James has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. In 2006 he set up JPM Asset Management with Paul Milne (below), providing financial planning expertise in a wide range of investment areas.


Paul Milnes

Paul Milnes

Paul also provides Saltydog with invaluable perspectives on the markets, writes the back page of the newsletter, and helps with personal finance and compliance developments.

After working for several of the UK’s largest insurance companies and then becoming an IFA, Paul successfully founded JPM Asset Management with James Meston in 2006.


Dan Owen

Dan Owen

Dan is responsible for everything digital at Saltydog.

Dan has over 25 years’ experience of programming and all things web. He started as a software engineer for Lloyds of London. Then, as an internet pioneer, he set up a variety of successful internet businesses including a software and marketing agency, Mustard New Media. He is a passionate believer in seeing technology exploited on the web… and equally passionate about the Saltydog trend investing system.

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