Edwin D. Miska joined First Investors Corporation as Director of Equities in 2002. He manages the First Investors Growth & Income Fund and Life Series Growth & Income Fund, and serves as Co-Manager for the First Investors Total Return Fund. He also serves as Co-Manager of the First Investors Opportunity Fund, a position he has held since 2007, and from 2002–2005. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Miska also served as Portfolio Manager for the Special Situations and Life Discovery funds. Mr. Miska spent 16 years prior to joining First Investors Corporation as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director with Evergreen Asset Management Corporation in White Plains, New York, managing various mutual funds and institutional accounts. Prior to that he had experience with Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., and INDATA Services. He received a B.A. in political science from Boston University, graduating cum laude.