Jonathan Pain

Global Economics Expert & Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Pain is the author and publisher of the widely read investment newsletter, The Weekly Pain Report, which provides an independent and global perspective of the financial markets and the world economy.

The Director of JP Consulting NSW Pty Ltd., he has 30 years of international investment experience, having led investment teams in London, Bahrain and Australia.

Well known for his contrarian views, Jonathan is a regular guest on CNBC TV as well as Sky Business TV. He is a sought-after speaker at hundreds of investment conferences and seminars around the world.

Jonathan is also an ‘associate’ of China Matters. Since 2003, he has repeatedly said that the most significant and defining economic phenomenon of our lifetime is the rise of the Asian middle classes.

In numerous speeches and articles in 2006 Jonathan highlighted the unsustainable levels of debt and the housing bubble in America, and respected commentators such as Alan Kohler have acknowledged his warnings of that impending crisis. One of his most controversial and contrarian calls was to predict that Donald Trump would win the US election.

Engaging diversified audiences from children to finance experts is no easy feat, however Jonathan Pain excels with his finely crafted and highly engaging, entertaining and well-researched perspective of the world we now live in … and can look forward to.

His plain-speaking dialogue enables everyone to follow and fully engage with his message, to the extent that he has been rated the best presenter at hundreds of events for clients including The Financial Planning Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Australian Investors Association.

Jonathan holds a joint honours degree in Economics and Politics from Keele University and a Masters degree in Finance from Exeter University.

Having been born in South Africa and lived in Lesotho, Swaziland, England and Bahrain, Jonathan now calls Australia home.

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