Chairman and CEO, CLSA Ltd.
Jonathan Slone is chairman and CEO of CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, overseeing CLSA's global operations in broking, investment banking, asset management, research and sales teams in 22 locations worldwide. Slone first went to Asia in 1985 to work with multilateral aid groups in western China, and then moved to Hong Kong, where he was one of the founders of First Pacific Securities. He spent the next two years opening offices throughout the region before joining CLSA in 1988 as regional research director. In 1991, Slone moved to New York to establish CLSA's U.S. operations. While still at CLSA, he founded G-Trade Services, which was sold to the Bank of New York in 2002; Slone continued to head the company for Bank of New York until 2005. He rejoined CLSA later that year to assume responsibility for the firm's global broking operations, with an emphasis on growing the company's expanding presence in Japan.