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Designation

Co-Founder, Chairman


Startup founded

Smartkarma

Jon Foster

Jon has spent more than 15 years in Asian financial markets, specializing in Equity Special Situations on both the buy and sell side. Over his career Jon has built several specialist research driven businesses that differentiate themselves from the dominant players. At Smartkarma, Jon drives product and content strategy, takes the Smartkarma story to the world, and actively manages relationships with external stakeholders. Prior to co-founding Smartkarma, Jon was a Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014, where he headed the Global Special Situations Group. He was a founding partner and director at Aviate Global (Asia) from 2009-2010 prior to its successful sale to Religare. Previously, Jon was a Junior Portfolio Manager at Millennium Partners, and one half of the two-person team that founded Churchill Capital in Asia. Jon loves working with a team of intelligent and creative people who are not afraid to challenge convention and take risk in pursuit of a mission.


Industry Expertise

Financial markets, investing and advising in Asian equity special situations


Functional Expertise

Portfolio management, equity research

Designation

Co-Founder, Chairman


Startup founded

Smartkarma

Jon Foster

Jon has spent more than 15 years in Asian financial markets, specializing in Equity Special Situations on both the buy and sell side. Over his career Jon has built several specialist research driven businesses that differentiate themselves from the dominant players. At Smartkarma, Jon drives product and content strategy, takes the Smartkarma story to the world, and actively manages relationships with external stakeholders. Prior to co-founding Smartkarma, Jon was a Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014, where he headed the Global Special Situations Group. He was a founding partner and director at Aviate Global (Asia) from 2009-2010 prior to its successful sale to Religare. Previously, Jon was a Junior Portfolio Manager at Millennium Partners, and one half of the two-person team that founded Churchill Capital in Asia. Jon loves working with a team of intelligent and creative people who are not afraid to challenge convention and take risk in pursuit of a mission.


Industry Expertise

Financial markets, investing and advising in Asian equity special situations


Functional Expertise

Portfolio management, equity research

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Experience

Founded:

Aviate Global (in Asia), Churchill Capital (in Asia)

Worked At:

Religare Capital Markets, Millennium Partners