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Jonathan Pain is a Director of JP Consulting NSW Pty Ltd and has 32 years of international investment experience having led investment teams in London, Bahrain and Australia.

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

He is the author and publisher of a widely read investment newsletter, The Pain Report. He is well known for his contrarian views and is a regular guest on CNBC TV and speaks at conferences and seminars all around the world. Jonathan is a member of the Advisory Council of China Matters

In numerous speeches and articles, in 2006, he highlighted the unsustainable levels of debt and the housing bubble in America, and his warnings of the impending crisis have been acknowledged by respected commentators such as Alan Kohler and Graham Rich.

Over the last decade, he has repeatedly said that the most significant and defining economic phenomenon of our lifetime is the rise of the Asian middle classes.

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