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Jon Foster Co-Founder & Chairman at Smartkarma


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.

He graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business, Economics and Finance.

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