Jasbeena is co-founder of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. She is also principal and general partner of Syena Capital Management, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and manages a thematic-based, high-conviction, global emerging markets portfolio through an active, long-term, and fundamental approach to investing in publicly traded equities. In addition, she is also the co-founder and of Katsura Asset Management, where she co-manages individual investment portfolios. Jasbeena has been in the investment industry in the analysis of international capital markets and securities for over two decades. Prior to forming Syena Capital Management, Jasbeena was a Director at Argonaut Capital Management, responsible for co-managing and directing investment research in a global equities portfolio, in addition to contributing to Argonaut’s flagship macro fund.
Prior to joining Argonaut, Jasbeena was a senior analyst in the International Equity group at Evergreen Asset Management, primarily responsible for research in emerging markets. Jasbeena joined Wachovia Asset Management as the co-portfolio manager on the Wachovia Emerging Markets Fund. She remained in that position prior to joining Evergreen Asset Management, post the merger of Wachovia Asset Management and Evergreen Asset Management. Jasbeena started her investment career at Royal Trust Investments in Canada, now part of the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group where she rose to the position of Research Analyst.
Jasbeena was raised in Singapore and completed her undergraduate degree in Canada, earning her BA degree in Economics from York University in Toronto. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and earned an MBA in Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is currently on the board of Streets International, a non-profit organization based in New York that trains vulnerable, orphaned and other disadvantaged young people in Southeast Asia for careers in hospitality. She is also a board member of the India Cultural Center in Greenwich, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote Indian culture and arts in the Lower Fairfield and Westchester region. In addition, she is a past board member of the YWCA in Greenwich, CT.