Served as marketing consultant to large US institutional investors from 1996 to 2009, which followed a career on Wall Street from 1988 to 1994. Since early 2010 in Shanghai China, developing start-up businesses. My experience in both irrational boom and hopeless bust markets, makes me naturally suspicious of any investment opinion coming from anyone who (a) has not experienced a bear market, and (b) doesn't have at least 20 years of investment experience.
I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this Seeking Alpha blog:
You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FrontierWriter
You can find me on Linked In here (I accept 98% of connection requests): http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-springer/42/b15/844
I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."