Scott Hood

SCOTT HOOD serves as President of First Wilshire Securities Management,
Inc., and co-manages the portfolios. He has over 12 years’ experience in
the securities industry and has worked as an Analyst and Portfolio
Manager at First Wilshire for seven years. Mr. Hood also worked as a
Supervisory Analyst with Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and with a
merchant/investment banking firm in New York City. He received his
Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from New York University. He is
a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Association for
Investment Management and Research.