Jonathan Pain is a Director of JP Consulting NSW Pty Ltd and author of The Pain Report, a widely read investment newsletter. He has 30 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.
Jonathan is a regular guest on CNBC TV and a member of the advisory council of China Matters. He is well-known for his contrarian views and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars all around the world. The Pain Report provides an independent and global perspective of the financial markets and the world economy.
In numerous speeches and articles, in 2006, he highlighted the unsustainable levels of debt and the housing bubble in the United States, and his warnings of the impending crisis have been acknowledged by respected commentators such as Alan Kohler and Graham Rich.
Over the last several years, he has repeatedly said that the most significant and defining economic phenomenon of our lifetime is the rise of the Asian middle classes.
At the end of 2012 Jonathan turned unambiguously positive on the global economic outlook, saying, 'The decades ahead will see an era of prosperity, enlightenment and opportunity that very few today are predicting.'
Born in South Africa and having lived in Lesotho, Swaziland, England and Bahrain, Jonathan now calls Australia home.
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Topic SynopsesWhat a Wonderful World
Jonathan Pain believes that the most significant and defining economic phenomenon of our lifetime is the rise of the Asian middle classes.
He will urge you to re-consider the prism through which you view the world and suggests that much of the media has an obsessive focus on the negative and rarely highlights the many positives.
'What a Wonderful World' is about where the world is heading in the years to come and the key factors that will shape and define the journey ahead.
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