Sphera Small Cap Fund is focused on long/short equity investments in small and micro- cap stocks of Israeli companies.
Our investment strategy is predicated on fundamental analysis and stock-picking methodologies. We execute our strategy through intensive due diligence, bottoms-up research and ongoing dialogue with management teams. We aim to have a clear edge in the small cap market segment due to our deep research and portfolio management focus compared to the relative lack of market coverage and resources dedicated to small cap stocks by institutional investors.
Our fund is committed to invest at least 50% of its assets in the small cap index (Yeter) in the Tel-Aviv stock market.
Ron Senator is a co-founder and managing partner of Sphera Funds Management. Prior to establishing Sphera, Mr. Senator was Head of JPMorgan Chase Israel, responsible for investment banking activities and execution in the Israeli market. Mr. Senator had previously worked at JPMorgan Securities and SG Cowen in New York in various investment banking and advisory roles. He started his career at Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) where he worked in a business development role. Mr. Senator holds a B.A. in Economics from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from Yale University.
David is a Portfolio manager and financial analyst at Sphera Fund. Previously, Mr. Shrem worked as an equity analyst at DS Apex Investments Ltd. Mr. Shrem has more than 10 years of experience covering various sectors and industries.
Mr. Shrem holds a B.A in Business Administration and finance Cum Laude from the "Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya" (IDC).
Portfolio Manager, Israeli Equities
Eran has over 10 years of investment experience as a proprietary trader and investment manager focused on equities in multiple leading firms in Israel, such as Barak Capital and Meitav Investment House. Prior to that, Eran was a Director of Research at Giza Venture Capital, a leading Venture Capital fund in Israel. Eran graduated with a B.Sc. in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University and earned an MBA from Tel-Aviv University, the Recanati School of Business.