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Jonathan Pain Travels from Sydney, NSW

Jonathan Pain


  • Author
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Futurist
  • Globalisation / World Affairs
  • Government / Politics
  • Strategy and Planning
  • World Affairs

Jonathan Pain is a Director of JP Consulting NSW Pty Ltd and has 35 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 and Sky Business TV and speaks at conferences and seminars all around the world. Jonathan is an ‘Associate’ 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.

Since 2002 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.

Keynote Titles

  • The New Reality


I'm a property marketing consultant and attended the UDIA lunch today. I have recently returned home to Adelaide after working in Melbourne for the last 15 years. I have heard so many speakers over the years and you were by far the most knowledgeable, interesting and honest. You have certainly inspired me - so thank you!

Attendee, UDIA Conference

Why can’t all economists be as interesting and easy to listen to? ... Excellent presentation - best I ever heard ... Probably the most entertaining and professional presentation since I have been in TEC.


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