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Jong Hsien Lim , CFA



“I was never a prisoner of any theory. What guided me were reason and reality. The acid test I applied to every theory or scheme was: Would it work?”

– Lee Kuan Yew

About Jong

I chart my own course, but I’m also not afraid to change it. Growing up in Brunei, I chose the unconventional path to attend college in the U.S. While I studied physics, I couldn’t see it as my career. I pivoted to strategy consulting, enjoying my on the ground work with Fortune 500 companies. It fueled my desire to become an investor. I find it a field where truth, facts and reality eventually trump all else. My investment thinking has been shaped by the pragmatism of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and the investment reasoning of Charlie Munger. My favorite advice from Charlie is to become good at destroying my own best-loved ideas. City Different Investments’ culture of trust and diverse thinking helps each of us do that.


Professional Roles: Jefferies, Strategy& (PwC)
Education: MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Physics, Economics, Swarthmore College
Certification: Chartered Financial Analyst