James H. England Jr., CFA, is the Lead Manager of the Meridian Value Fund. He joined Aster Investment Management, Inc., in August 2001. Mr. England’s formal education includes an undergraduate degree in commerce from McGill University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. England is also a CFA charterholder. Mr. England worked for three years at The Seidler Companies Inc., a Los Angeles-based regional brokerage firm, initially as a Research Associate and then as an Analyst covering the consumer and retail sectors. While pursuing his master’s degree, Mr. England worked in the equity sales and trading department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Following business school and immediately prior to joining Aster Investment Management, Inc., Mr. England spent two years at TD Securities as an Equity Derivatives Trader.