An exceptional team committed to excellence across all our activities

As a truly global organization, Indus excels because of the very diversity we bring together, across geographies and international cultures.

Indus was established with the objective of creating a firm that could adapt and thrive in changing environments. In that spirit, Indus continues to nurture a partnership culture, fostering the infusion of new perspectives and talent.

investment team


Managing Partner / PM, Pan-Asia Long/Short Strategy


Partner / PM, Pan-Asia Long Only Strategy


Partner / PM, Indus Japan Strategies


Partner / PM, Indus China Strategy

Byron Gill is the Managing Partner and a founder of Indus Capital with responsibility for managing the Pan-Asia Long/Short Strategy. Mr. Gill has been analyzing and investing in Asian equities for over 20 years, and managing the Pan-Asia Long/Short Strategy since inception. Prior to starting Indus Capital, Mr. Gill headed Soros Fund Management's Tokyo office. Before this, Mr. Gill was a research analyst following Japanese retailers and consumer goods companies at Salomon Smith Barney (Japan) and at SBC Warburg (Japan) for six years.

Mr. Gill, a CFA charterholder, majored in Economics at Brandeis University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991 and also spent a year at Keio University in Tokyo as a Rotary Scholar. Mr. Gill was born in Japan and is fluent in both spoken and written Japanese.

John D. Pinkel is a Partner of Indus Capital, based in San Francisco, and the Portfolio Manager of the Indus Select Strategy since its inception in 2009. Mr. Pinkel joined Indus Capital in March 2003. He spearheaded many of the firm’s key investments in greater China, including A shares from 2003. He joined from Citigroup where he was Managing Director and Head of Equities for Taiwan. Prior to that, he spent eight years as a securities analyst in Hong Kong, China and South Korea. In total, Mr. Pinkel lived and worked in Asia for 24 years.

Mr. Pinkel, a CFA charterholder, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BS in Applied Mathematics. He spent the academic year of 1990-1991 at the Stanford Center in Taipei (Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies). He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Howard Smith is a Partner of Indus Capital, based in San Francisco. Mr. Smith is the Portfolio Manager for the Indus Japan Strategies. Mr. Smith has worked in the investment industry in Japan for over 25 years.

Mr. Smith joined Indus Capital in April 2002 from ING Barings where he worked in their Tokyo research department from 1997 to 2002 as a senior analyst.  Prior to ING, Mr. Smith was a macroeconomist and country analyst with regional specialization on North-east Asia for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London from 1993 to 1997. He began his career in 1990 at Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo where he was an editor/economist.

Mr. Smith, a CFA charterholder, earned his B.A. in Economics and Statistics at the University of York in the U.K. in 1988 and his MSc in Economics at Birkbeck College, at the University of London in the U.K. in 1996. Mr. Smith is fluent in Japanese.

Cindy Chi is a Partner of Indus Capital, and the Portfolio Manager of the Indus China Strategy. Ms. Chi joined Indus Capital in 2015 from Ashmore Equity Management (“AEM”), where she was lead portfolio manager of a China-dedicated fund and Emerging Markets funds. Ms. Chi previously worked at Emerging Markets Management (“EMM”), acquired by AEM in 2011, as an analyst, co-portfolio manager and portfolio manager since 2004. Prior to EMM, Ms. Chi worked at Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai, China.

Ms. Chi, a CFA charterholder, obtained her MBA from Harvard Business School. She also holds a Master in International Relations and Pacific Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. She holds a B.S. in Material Science and a B.A. in Chinese Linguistics from Tsinghua University. Ms. Chi is a native Mandarin speaker and is conversational in Korean.

Tariq Ahmad

CFA, Partner / PM, Global Emerging Markets Strategy

Ben De Somma

Partner / Head Of Research

David Fujisaki

Partner / Senior Analyst

Anh Do

Partner / Senior Analyst

Tariq Ahmad is a Partner of Indus Capital and the Portfolio Manager for the Global Emerging Markets Strategy. He has over 30 years of investment experience in Asia and Emerging Markets and has lived and worked in India, the Middle East, Singapore, Canada and the US. Mr. Ahmad joined Indus Capital in July 2012 from Tantallon Research US Inc., where he served as President from April 2006 to May 2012. Mr. Ahmad spent 11 years at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where from April 1999 to August 2004, he served as Chief Investment Officer of Asia Pacific equities, and was Senior Fund Manager for Asian Equities between 1988 and 1994. He was a director at Sceptre Investment Counsel in Toronto from 1994 to 1998, where he was responsible for Asian and Emerging Markets and has worked with Saudi American Bank/Citibank in managing global equities.

Mr. Ahmad, a CFA charterholder, was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University, with B.Com. (Hons) in 1979, and received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in 1983.

Leonard (Ben) De Somma is a Partner of Indus Capital, based in San Francisco.  Mr. De Somma has nearly 30 years of experience working in Asian financial markets, of which over 20 years are on the buy-side.   Mr. De Somma was one of the original founding partners of Indus in 2000 and spent 12 years conducting corporate and sector research from Indus’s Hong Kong and San Francisco offices. After a three-year sabbatical,  Mr. De Somma re-joined Indus in early 2016 to head its research efforts. Mr. De Somma actively works with the Firm’s analysts to help ensure the Indus funds have continual access to a variety of thoroughly-analyzed, differentiated and idiosyncratic Asian stock ideas.

Prior to Indus, Mr. De Somma was responsible for the Asia ex-Japan equity research efforts of Soros Fund Management.  Mr.  De Somma joined Soros in 1995 and helped establish Soros's Hong Kong office.  Prior to joining Soros, Mr. De Somma worked as a junior level investment banker for Lehman Brothers from 1990-1995, initially in New York and later in Hong Kong.

Mr. De Somma graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1990.

David Fujisaki is a Partner of Indus Capital, Head of the Firm’s Hong Kong office and senior research analyst for the Pan-Asia Long/Short Strategy. He primarily researches North Asian companies with a focus on Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Mr. Fujisaki joined Indus Capital in 2010 from Apiana Investments, where he was a Partner and Analyst for the Apiana Japan Long/Short Fund. Before joining Apiana in 2007, he was a Senior Analyst at FrontPoint Partners in Tokyo from 2005 to 2007 and American Century Investments in New York from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Fujisaki graduated from Carleton College in 2001. Mr. Fujisaki is fluent in Japanese.

Anh Do is a Partner of Indus Capital, based in New York. She is the Head of Pharmaceuticals and Biotech investment. Ms. Do was named 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2020 by the Hedge Fund Journal in association with E&Y. 

Ms. Do is a member of Morgan Stanley's Women's Investment Roundtable and serves on the Board of Vietnam Finance Society.

Ms. Do joined Indus straight after graduating from college in 2006. She grew up in Vietnam, studied A-level in the UK and has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Bowdoin College.

Michael Conway

Partner / Head Of Capital Markets

Peter Boodell

Principal / Research Analyst

Paul Chanin

Principal / Research Analyst

Philip Gee

Research Analyst

Michael Conway is a Partner of Indus Capital, based in New York. He heads the Firm’s activities for Equity Capital Markets, and also holds the responsibility for managing the Firm’s overall relationships with its Investment bank/broker counterparties. Mr. Conway joined Indus Capital in 2013 after having spent many years in the International equity sales and trading business. His more recent history prior to joining Indus was spent representing both Chinese and Indian brokers looking to gain distribution footholds with the U.S institutional investor (2009 – 2013). The majority of Mr. Conway’s pre-Indus career was spent at Bear Stearns Inc., where from 1993 through 2008, based in both Hong Kong and New York, he ran their Asian sales and trading platform. He started his banking career at Smith Newcourt PLC in London in 1987 as a market-maker in Asian stocks, transferring to their Hong Kong office to run trading when the firm expanded its activities there (1989-1993).

Mr. Conway attended Wellington College in the U.K. 1977-1982. He currently serves as a Board trustee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity of New York City.

Peter Boodell is a Principal at Indus Capital and research analyst based in New York with generalist sector coverage. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2015, Mr. Boodell was the managing partner and portfolio manager of Boodell & Co. Capital Management where he managed an Asia-focused long/short equity fund from 2010 to 2015. From 2005-2009 he was partner and senior analyst at Eastern Advisors Capital Management, an Asia-dedicated hedge fund under the Tiger Management umbrella, analyzing Asian equities to identify both long and short investment opportunities across sectors. Mr. Boodell began his career in 1995 at Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong in Emerging Market Program Trading and Equity Derivative Sales, where he worked to pioneer synthetic equity access products in India, Taiwan and Korea. He moved to New York in 1997 with Robert Fleming Company to expand the Asia derivatives and program trading business. Mr. Boodell also worked for the office of the CEO of Chicago Public Schools as Director of Special Initiatives from 2002 – 2003.

Mr. Boodell graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Princeton University in 1993, and obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 2005.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.

Paul Chanin is a Principal and research analyst at Indus Capital based in the San Francisco office.  Mr. Chanin joined Indus in May 2014.  He principally conducts analysis in Asia for the Pan-Asia Long Only Strategy. Prior to that he worked at Citi Group (formerly Salomon Smith Barney) for 13 years, starting in 2000, where he ran the Asia Pacific and Emerging Market quant teams. From 2002 he was a Managing Director in research for the Asia Pacific region.  Prior to that he was a member of their Asian equity Strategy team, focusing on North Asia. Mr. Chanin previously worked for Schroders Asia, and Natwest Asia, both in Hong Kong.  Mr. Chanin began his career at Barclays de Zoete Wedd in 1987, where he worked in London until 1992, before moving to Japan in 1992 to work in BZW’s Japanese research department.

Mr. Chanin graduated from Exeter University with a BSc in Computer Science in 1987.

Philip Gee is an investment analyst based in London, focusing on research in global emerging markets. Before joining Indus in 2015, Mr. Gee worked at Daiwa Asset Management in New York for two years as an equity research analyst and assistant portfolio manager, covering North American and Latin American materials, as well as Latin American consumer and energy sectors. From 2008 to 2012, he covered Latin America and Eastern Europe at Matterhorn Investment Management LLP, an emerging markets long/short hedge fund based in London. Mr. Gee began his career as an Operations Associate at Matterhorn from 2007 to 2008.

Mr. Gee, a CFA charterholder, was awarded a Masters of Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons) from the University of Bristol in the UK in 2006.

Takafumi Hara

Research Analyst

Kenichiro Kono

Research Analyst

Eric Koo

Principal / Research Analyst

Eric Lee

Research Analyst

Takafumi Hara is a research analyst based in the Indus Tokyo office. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2018, Mr. Hara spent six years at Goldman Sachs Tokyo, most recently as a lead analyst in the Japan auto-parts sector, after having been a lead analyst in the precision equipment and electronic-component sectors. Mr. Hara began his career in 2009 with the financial strategy team at Citibank Japan, where he provided optimal capital structure advisory for corporate debt financing deals including M&A.

Mr. Hara graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Law. He is a native Japanese speaker.

Ken Kono is a research analyst based in the Indus Tokyo office. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2018, Mr. Kono spent his entire career with Bank of Japan and held several roles in the fields of monetary policy analysis, Basel III banking regulation and examination of domestic banks, and most recently conducting research of macroeconomic and financial-market conditions in Southeast Asia. At Indus, Mr. Kono tends to cover small- and mid-cap growth names in the information technology sector.

 Mr. Kono earned a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University in 2008 and an MBA from the University of Oxford in 2013 as a British Chevening Scholar. He is a native Japanese speaker.

Eric Koo is a research analyst at Indus Capital, based in the San Francisco office, researching ideas in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan.  Prior to joining Indus in August 2016, Mr. Koo was a Senior Associate at TIAA-CREF in San Francisco for four years, analyzing investment opportunities in Global TMT and Consumer sectors.  Prior to that, he worked as an investment analyst in the investment management division of Goldman, Sachs in San Francisco from 2010 to 2012, where he led a team of three analysts.

Mr. Koo graduated from Santa Clara University in 2010 with a B.S. degree with honors in Accounting and Finance.  He is a Level 3 CFA candidate, and speaks Mandarin.

Eric Lee is a research analyst, based in the Indus Hong Kong office.  Mr. Lee covers Pan-Asia equity as a generalist, with a focus on Hong Kong/China and Japan. Before joining Indus Capital in 2021, Mr. Lee spent over five years at Zaaba Capital in Hong Kong as a generalist covering Pan-Asia public equity and distressed credit. From 2011 through 2015, Mr. Lee worked as a distressed credit and special situations analyst, first at Watershed Asset Management in San Francisco until 2013 and then at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong. Mr. Lee began his career in 2010 as an investment banking analyst at Sagent Advisors.

Mr. Lee graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.


Research Analyst

Akshay Mishra

Principal / Research Analyst

Marilyn Mo

Principal / Research Analyst

Jimmie Newton

Research Analyst

KJ Li is a research analyst based in the Indus New York office, as a generalist covering the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Li started his career at Indus Capital in 2015 as a performance and risk analyst, before transitioning to an investment research role in 2018.

Mr. Li earned a B.S. in Finance from Ohio State University in 2013 and a Masters in Finance from the University of Maryland in 2014. Mr. Li is a CFA charterholder, Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and has earned a certificate in Sustainable Finance from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is a native speaker of Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka, and proficient in reading and writing Chinese.

Akshay Mishra is a research analyst, based in the Indus San Francisco office.  Before joining Indus Capital in 2016, Mr. Mishra worked at UBS Investment Bank in London as a quantitative analyst from 2010 to 2014, working on portfolio strategies within rates and credit. From 2008 to 2009, he worked for Barclays Capital in Singapore as a graduate business analyst for Emerging Markets FX and money markets. At Indus, his primary focus is on companies in Japan, ASEAN, India and Australia with a particular emphasis on the semiconductor, precision equipment, IT services, transport and financial sectors.

Mr. Mishra graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2008 with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Technology in Thermal and Environmental Engineering.  He obtained his MSc Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010, and in 2016 he graduated with a Master of Financial Engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Marilyn Mo is a research analyst in the Indus Hong Kong research office contributing ideas to many of the funds, with a focus on Greater China stocks. She joined Indus Capital in 2006 and worked for the Indus Structured Finance Fund first for 5 years, sourcing, executing and monitoring private equity investments in China. Prior to that, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai from 2001 through 2004, gaining experience on company operations, strategy, competitive dynamics and business execution.

Ms. Mo received a B.A. in Accounting and MSc in Economics from Tsinghua University in 2001 with first-class honor and also an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2006. She is a Chinese national.

Jimmie Newton is an analyst for the Indus China Fund, based in the Indus New York office.  Before joining Indus Capital in 2016, Mr. Newton worked at Ashmore Investment Management.  From 2014 to 2015, he was an equity research associate conducting macro and company research on Chinese equities.  Prior to this role, from 2012 to 2014, he was a marketing associate for the Ashmore equity team. Mr. Newton worked at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, Virginia from 2010 to 2012, primarily as an investment analyst.

Mr. Newton, a CFA charterholder, graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Radford University in 2010, and earned an MBA from Yale University in 2021.

Zhen Tan

Research Analyst

Clive Wiggins

Research Analyst

Gill Yin

Research Analyst

Jason Yuan

Principal / Research Analyst

Zhen Tan is a generalist analyst for the Indus China Fund, based in the Indus Shanghai office. Before joining Indus Capital in 2022, Mr. Tan was a research analyst at CITIC Securities in Shanghai since 2020, specializing in healthcare equities.

Mr. Tan graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Tokyo, obtained his Ph. D. in Biophysics from the University of Rochester in 2018 and completed postdoctoral research at Yale University in 2020.  He is a native Mandarin speaker, fluent in English and proficient in Japanese.

Clive Wiggins is a research analyst at Indus Capital and Head of the Firm’s Tokyo office. Mr. Wiggins researches companies in Japan and throughout Asia, primarily for the Indus Japan Strategies. Mr. Wiggins’ wide-ranging coverage focus has included the consumer, retail, automotive, industrial and property sectors, as well as stocks impacted by the decarbonization/energy transition theme. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2020, Mr. Wiggins spent over 20 years in various sell-side and buy-side roles, analyzing equities with Codrington, BNP Paribas, Macquarie, Fidelity, Lehman Brothers and Commerzbank. He most recently served as the Director of Operations at the British School in Tokyo.

Mr. Wiggins earned a B.A. in History from University of Nottingham in 1987 and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in 1998. He is fluent in Japanese.

Gill Yin is a research analyst based in the Indus Hong Kong office. Ms. Yin focuses on greater China stocks in the TMT and consumer sectors. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2018, Ms. Yin spent three years at Morgan Stanley as an analyst covering Taiwan and A-share technology companies. Ms. Yin started her career in 2012 at CLSA in Taipei, where she also covered Taiwan technology stocks.

Ms. Yin graduated from Taiwan National University with a B.B.A. in Finance. She is a native Mandarin speaker.

Jason Yuan is a generalist analyst for the Indus China Fund, based in the Indus Shanghai office. Before joining Indus Capital in 2016, Mr. Yuan was a senior research analyst at Ashmore Group in Hong Kong from 2013 to 2015, specializing in greater China equity markets. Prior to that, in 2012, he was the Head of Research at Pegasus Investment Management in Beijing.  From 2007 to 2012, he was a senior research analyst within the HK and China consumer team at UOB Kay Hian in Shanghai. Mr. Yuan started his career in 2004 at FSA Group in Sydney, Australia, where he was a senior financial accountant until 2007.

Mr. Yuan graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and obtained his Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney in 2006.  He is a native Mandarin speaker, and fluent in English.

Phil Zhang

Research Analyst

Phil Zhang is a research analyst based in the Indus San Francisco office. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2020, Mr. Zhang spent two summers with the Firm as a research intern.

Mr. Zhang earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2020. He is a native Mandarin speaker.

business team

Our experienced business managers lead their teams based on a shared vision of firm strategy, which allows our investment team to focus on performance.

James Shannon

Senior Partner / Chief Executive Officer

James Weiner

Partner / Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Zlata Gleason

Partner / Head of Business Development

Jennifer Barb

Partner / Client Advisory Group

James Shannon is a founding Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer primarily responsible for the management of all non-investment activities, and is a central point of execution at the Firm. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shannon served as the Chief Operating Officer from October 2012 to October 2020 and before that, as the head of the global trading team from December 2000 to October 2012. Mr. Shannon has over 25 years of experience in global equity and derivatives markets.

Prior to Indus Capital, Mr. Shannon was at Soros Fund Management (“SFM”) from 1996, initially as its head of real-time Asia ex-Japan Equity Trading and later with the added responsibility for the Japan Equity Desk. Before this, he headed International Equity Trading for Pension, Mutual Funds and Customer Accounts at GE Investments. He began his career in 1986 working in Trade Clearing and Customer Operations at Wagner Stott Clearing Corp.

Mr. Shannon currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. John’s University.  He is the Chair of the Resource Management and Partnerships committee, overseeing Finance, Institutional Advancement, and the University’s endowment.  Additionally, Mr. Shannon is an Investment Committee member on the Congregation of the Mission endowment of the Vincentian Order.  Previously, Mr. Shannon served on the School Board of Archbishop Molloy High School; holding the roles of Chair of the Investment Committee and Board Chair.

Mr. Shannon earned a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University in 1987.

James Weiner is a Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Indus Capital. With the combination of these roles, Mr. Weiner has a well-integrated view of Indus’s Operations and Finance activities. Mr. Weiner oversees fund and corporate accounting, trade operations and tax, as well as supporting various strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Indus Capital in 2005, Mr. Weiner was a Vice President at BlackRock, Inc, a publicly-traded investment advisor, where he was responsible for their SEC reporting, accounting policy and support of M&A initiatives and new investment products. Mr. Weiner began his career at Ernst & Young in its asset management practice, focusing on publicly traded investment managers, private equity funds and hedge funds.

Mr. Weiner graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University in 1997.

Zlata Gleason is a Partner and Head of Client Advisory for Indus Capital, overseeing the Firm’s business development and client relations and the team supporting these efforts. Prior to re-joining Indus Capital in September 2021, Ms. Gleason worked in the Investor Relations Group at Lone Pine Capital. Before moving to Lone Pine Capital in 2020, she was a Director of Client Relations at Senator Investment Group. Ms. Gleason worked at Indus Capital as a partner and a member of the Client Advisory Group from 2011-2017. She started her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in Prime Brokerage and Equity Derivatives departments in New York and London between 2003-2011.

Ms. Gleason, a CFA charterholder, graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and German Language and Literature. She is a member of the boards at Concordia Conservatory, Bosana Foundation and Investment Community Board of City Year New York. Ms. Gleason is fluent in Serbo-Croatian, Turkish and German, and conversational in Spanish.

Jennifer Barb is a Partner and Head of Investor Engagement at Indus Capital, based in New York. She joined Indus’ Client Advisory Group in January 2012. Ms. Barb has over 25 years’ experience in Asian and Japanese equities and worked in the Asia-Pacific region for over 20 years, based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Prior to joining Indus, Ms. Barb was a senior institutional equity salesperson at Macquarie Securities in Tokyo and Singapore. Her career has encompassed key roles in research, distribution and portfolio management in Asian equities, including Head of Japanese Equity Product Management at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo, Japanese Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers in London, Regional Strategist at CLSA in Hong Kong and Head of Private Clients at Rothschild Asset Management in Singapore. Ms. Barb began her career as a Japanese equity analyst in London in 1984.

Ms. Barb holds an M.A. in Law from Clare College Cambridge, is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder.  She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

non-executive chairmen

Sheldon Kasowitz

Non-Executive Chairman

David Kowitz

Non-Executive Chairman

Sheldon Kasowitz is a non-Executive Chairman and founder of Indus Capital, having previously been a Managing Partner. Mr. Kasowitz has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and has been involved in long-short equity strategies as a portfolio manager or principal analyst for more than 20 years.

Prior to founding Indus Capital in 2000, Mr. Kasowitz was a Managing Director and Partner of Soros Fund Management (“SFM”) and the principal manager of Japanese long/short equity investments for the Quantum Group of Funds. Mr. Kasowitz directly managed portfolios totaling nearly $2 billion while Head of Japan equities at SFM.  Mr. Kasowitz joined SFM in 1995 and initially helped develop the Asia Pacific Markets effort based in Hong Kong, before moving to New York in 1997 to assume a wider role in non-Asian Emerging Markets and, subsequently, Japan.  Prior to joining SFM, Mr. Kasowitz was a Director and a head of Asian sector research at Jardine Fleming Securities in Hong Kong from 1991 to 1995.  Mr. Kasowitz was acknowledged as one of the top analysts in Asia, and was ranked No. 1 in several polls including those conducted by Asiamoney magazine and the South China Morning Post. Mr. Kasowitz was also an Associate Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1989, where he worked closely with the firm’s top-ranked consumer products analyst.

Mr. Kasowitz, a CFA charterholder, graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 1983, and received an MBA from Columbia University in 1990.  Mr. Kasowitz is a member of The Japan Society, an Emeritus Board Member of The University of Connecticut Foundation, and a member of the Economic Club of New York.

David Kowitz is a non-Executive Chairman and founder of Indus Capital, having previously been a Managing Partner. He is based in the Indus London office and has more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry.

Prior to founding Indus Capital in 2000, Mr. Kowitz was a Managing Director and Partner of Soros Fund Management (“SFM”) from October 1995 through June 2000, investing principally for the Quantum Emerging Growth Fund, and for the last two years of his time at SFM, was the principal internal manager for that fund.  Prior to joining SFM, Mr. Kowitz was a portfolio manager at Kingdon Capital Management, managing a portfolio of emerging market investments.


Mr. Kowitz spent nearly six years in Asia as a securities analyst following, variously, the banking, electric utility, telecom and consumer sectors.  From late 1988 through 1991, Mr. Kowitz worked in this capacity for Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong, followed by an assignment in Malaysia as Head of Research for Malaysia and Singapore for that firm. In 1993, Mr. Kowitz returned to Goldman Sachs & Co. as a securities analyst following both the Singapore/Malaysian markets and the electric utility industry.

Mr. Kowitz began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an Associate Analyst assisting the firm’s top-ranked packaged food analyst. Mr. Kowitz, a CFA charterholder, graduated from Brown University in 1985.

diversity and inclusion

As a truly global organization, Indus excels because of the very diversity we bring together, across geographies and international cultures. Understanding regional context is a lens we apply not only in our investment process, but to our people as well. We are dedicated to the importance of human capital in the equation of investment management: from respecting the variety of our backgrounds to creating equal opportunities to leverage the advantages of cognitive diversity.


Professional development is a hallmark of our history as a firm, and our success begins with the hiring of talented, skilled individuals who can contribute to our bottom line and help us cultivate an unwavering commitment to serving our clients.

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