Jonathan began his career in the financial industry in Singapore in 2007 where he was exposed to the far horizon of financial investment. Incidentally, the 2008 financial crisis exposed the vulnerability of the global financial system, prompting him into intense research on the evolution of money and the economic cycle.
Following that, Jonathan left the financial industry in Singapore in 2010 to embark on a new journey of entrepreneurship in Malaysia. Since then, the inception of the online portal SilverMalaysia.com has served the objective of helping ordinary investors understand about the importance of holding physical gold and silver in their investment portfolio.
As an author, Jonathan has authored few books that have been rated as best sellers in Malaysia. The first masterpiece was written in 2011 with title “Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now?” which has been translated into 3 other languages (Chinese, Malay and Vietnamese). Subsequently, he wrote “Keep Investment Simple & Stupid” Series entitled “How to Invest like an Idiot & Trade like a Pro” which he co-authored with Benny Lee in 2014 and “5 Elements of Successful Investors” which he co-authored with Xeo Lye on the same year.
In 2015, Jonathan founded Owners Circle, a boutique business accelerator that specializes in helping ambitious entrepreneurs fast track their businesses using exponentially-changing modern techniques such as crowdfunding and blockchain technology. Through Owners Circle’s unique business model, they have incubated and accelerated various other business portfolios including restaurant, private retreat villa, concept hotel, property investment fund, international school, and more to come.
Jonathan is also the South East Asian’s Venture Partner of Wemerge Venture, a community of cryptocurrency investors that leverages on the Power of Crowd to create value by supporting early stage blockchain projects in the form of marketing, community building, infrastructure support, mentoring by experts and access to private institutional, accredited & sophisticated investors worldwide.
As a young and successful investment trainer, Jonathan is a hard-to-come-by talent in Malaysia and has been invited to speak at financial institutions, corporate organizations and education institutions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea. To date, he has made appearances in National Achievers Congress (NAC), Masters of Wealth, Bank Negara & AKPK’s “POWER!” Program, Gold & Precious Metals Outlook Conference 2015, University Malaya, Taylors’ University, iCapital.biz Berhad Open Day 2011, Wealth Summit, InvestFair Malaysia, Wealth Expo etc.
Being a highly successful individual, Jonathan has been featured and interviewed in numerous media in the ASEAN region including The Star Newspaper, New Straits Times, TV1, TV2, TV3, BFM89.9, The Edge, Smart Investor, Personal Money, Focus Malaysia and TalkVietnam.
Apart from being an investment trainer, Jonathan is a Certified Master NLP Practitioner.
Jonathan Quek holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Coventry University (2nd Upper Honors). In Year 2016, he was recognized as one of The 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs in Malaysia, a testament to his impactful contribution to the entrepreneurial landscape.