Conor O’Mara is Managing Director of Asian TMT Equity Sales at Jefferies in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years experience investing in Asian technology companies as a long only fund manager, hedge fund manager, analyst, broker and private investor. He started his career at RCM in London in 1994 as a global fund manager. In 2000 he left to found Europe’s first independent tech research boutique, Arete Research, where he covered Internet, Software and Asian technology for 5 years. In 2005 he launched an Asian focused long short technology hedge fund at HSBC and was subsequently the Asian technology hedge fund manager for Balyasny and Morgan Stanley Strategic Investment in Hong Kong.
Conor lived in Hong Kong for 14 years and has been specialist technology sales at Jefferies for nine years. Over 1,400 clients around the world read his Asian tech daily “While you were Sleeping” to update global investors on technology data points, and more detailed thematic reports called “Techknowledge”. Recently he has written extensively on the impact of the US-China tech cold war on the technology industry.
Conor is a former Chairman of the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and is the local representative of Irish Funds. He graduated with first-class honours in international marketing & languages from DCU in 1994 and with an MsC in finance from London Business School in 1997.