Jamia C. Jasper is the founder and portfolio manager of the American Israeli Shared Values Capital Appreciation Fund. She launched the Fund in 2007 after realizing there were no actively managed mutual funds investing in the dynamic Israeli economy. Ms. Jasper’s background includes nearly a decade in investments and financial services and several years as a staffer in the US House of Representatives. Jamia was most recently with the Bank of New York, where her responsibilities included the financial analysis of public companies. Prior to joining the Bank, Jamia worked for Jones Lang LaSalle, a leading real estate and investment management firm. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Cornell University.