About us

Published weekly, Asia Confidential provides an independent and unconventional take on stock markets in the world’s fastest growing region, Asia. Put simply, it helps you make money from your investments with our insights into stocks, commodities, interest rates and the economy.

JG profile pic2All of this delivered by James Gruber, a 13-year veteran of Asian financial markets. Through this time, James has covered Asia as a leading Fund Manager, stockbroking analyst and journalist. Most recently, he spent two years as a Portfolio Manager for Asian Equities at AMP Capital, which manages Asian and China A-share funds totalling US$1bn. The performance of the China A-share fund was ranked no. 1 globally over one and two years during this time there.

For five years prior to this, James was a Research Analyst at Asian brokerage, CLSA, where he covered multiple sectors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was the no. 1 Asiamoney ranked analyst for the materials sector in Indonesia in 2007. He was also ranked by Asiamoney as the 13th best overall analyst in Australia in 2009.

And in a former life, James was a television and radio news journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He founded Asia Confidential in July 2012.

James is a highly sought-after contributor to financial publications including Forbes, Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha, Kitco and Financial Sense as well as a regular guest on CNBC. 

He is also an occasional contributor to the highly-regarded independent institutional research firm, Forensic Asia.