ION ISRAEL FUND

ION Israel Fund is a Cayman based long/short equity fund, focused on Israeli and Israeli - related companies with global exposure. 

 

The fund, managed by Jonathan Half and Stephen Levey, launched in June 2006. ION’s advantage of being "on the ground" in a relatively less competitive market, places it in a position to generate attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns. ION's investors include a number of institutions, endowments, family offices and high net-worth individuals.  

MANAGERS

Stephen Levey

Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager

Prior to founding ION Asset Management, Stephen spent 7 years in equity research at UBS and 2 years with the team at Barclays' Global Investors' Israel Fund, a $150m closed-end trust investing in Israeli equities. Stephen holds a BSc (Hons) in Economic History and a Masters in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics. Stephen grew up in England and now resides in Israel with his family.

Jonathan Half

Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager

Prior to founding ION Asset Management, Jonathan spent 13 years in equity research at numerous institutions, including UBS, First Manhattan, Lehman Brothers and Oscar Gruss. Jonathan opened the UBS Israel office in 1998 and covered Israeli equities during his 7 years there, Jonathan holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA (Hons) from Columbia University. Jonathan was born in the U.S. and now resides in Israel with his family.

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