Our shared mission,
The Smartkarma community is on a mission to challenge conventional thinking and change how we view, value and drive research.
Freedom of Thought
Smart represents both our focus on quality, and the collection of intelligent, innovative and creative people working together. It’s simply a smarter way to discover and share investment insights.
Karma represents both our core values and our focus on collaboration. It differentiates us from incumbents, and signifies a new approach driven by collective actions, work and deeds.
Over his career, Raghav has worked in various positions of leadership across major financial institutions and also as an entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Smartkarma, Raghav was a Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014. He joined Religare upon the successful exit of Aviate Global (Asia), where he was a Founding Partner. From 2006 to 2009, Raghav was Vice President of Regional Equities Sales at Citigroup, where he grew and managed several large relationships.
Outside of his passion for technology, Raghav brings to Smartkarma his love for investing. He was ranked as Asia’s Number 1 investment idea generator from 2011 to 2013, based on the performance analysis of over a million top investment ideas.
Raghav graduated with a First Class Honours in Computer Science from Cambridge University and a Masters in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
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.
Prior to co-founding Smartkarma, Lee was a sales trader at Aviate Global in 2010 when it was bought by Religare, and was a director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014 within the Global Special Situations team. Between 2005 to 2009, Lee was the Head of Sales Trading at Churchill Capital Australia.
Lee is excited to be surrounded by such a focused and inspiring team.
Lee has a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning as well as a Diploma in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia.