General Investing >> Analyst Interviews >> March 4, 2004


Richard Mashaal is Vice President of Senvest Capital Inc., President of Senvest International LLC and President and Chief Investment Officer of Senvest Fund Management, Inc. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business in 1986 where he majored in Finance. He worked at Dean Witter Reynolds in New York in the Private Finance group from 1986 to 1987. He then attended the University of Chicago, receiving a Master's in Business Administration in Finance and a Master's of Arts in International Relations in 1989. Since 1989, he has worked for Senvest Capital, and has been involved in various businesses including electronic security, commercial printing, real estate, venture capital and merchant banking. In 1994 he founded Senvest International LLC in New York. In April 1997, he initiated Senvest Partners, a small cap fund, and in April 2003, he started a second fund ' Senvest Israel Partners. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a quick overview of Senvest?

Mr. Mashaal: We have two funds that we manage. One, called Senvest

Partners, is a small and mid-cap fund. We've got about $50 million