Aster Investment Management, Inc.
60 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA 94939
Jamie England, William Tao and Larry Cordisco serve as Co-Portfolio Managers of the Meridian Growth Fund. Jamie England became a member of the Aster Investment Management team in 2001. William Tao has steadily worked on the Meridian Growth Fund since he started with the Adviser in 2007. Mr. Cordisco served an analyst with Aster Investment Management from September 2003 to March 2011. He rejoined Aster Investment Management in April 2012.
Formal education included 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 charter holder. Mr. England worked for three years at The Seidler Companies, 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, Mr. England spent two years at Toronto Dominion Securities as an equity derivatives trader. James H. England, Jr. joined Aster Investment Management in August, 2001.
Formal education includes an undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from the University of Toronto and a master's degree in business administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Tao is a CFA charter holder. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Tao worked as an auditor at KPMG for three years and for one year as a financial accountant at the University of Toronto Press. Following business school, Mr. Tao spent three years as a research associate with Credit Suisse First Boston in the equity valuation and semiconductor device research groups. Immediately prior to joining Aster Investment Management, Mr. Tao worked for three years as a research associate at BMO Capital Markets covering semiconductor device stocks. Mr. Tao joined Aster Investment Management in June, 2007.
Larry Cordisco was born in 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formal education includes an undergraduate degree in political science from UC Santa Barbara, a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a master's degree in business administration from Columbia Business School. Prior to the Meridian Fund, Mr. Cordisco worked as a public policy analyst in Washington D.C, then for three years as a business consultant at Accenture. Following business school, Mr. Cordisco spent three years at Banc of America Securities covering broadcasting, IT services, and software stocks in the firm's equity research department in New York and San Francisco. Mr. Cordisco served an analyst with Aster Investment Management from September 2003 to March 2011. He rejoined Aster Investment Management in April 2012.