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Investing in Israel: More Than Technology

marketsmedia logoWhen it comes to investing in Israel, technology is a big part of the story, but it isn’t the only story, according to Steven Schoenfeld, chief investment officer of BlueStar Global Investors.

“Israel is actually a multifaceted story,” Schoenfeld said last week in a panel discussion on the TA-25 Index. “Israel’s tech economy, particularly with the publication of the book Start-up Nation, is the sexier part of Israel, and especially because you see so many of those tech companies coming to list in the New York, that’s a big part of the economy. But, in fact, even if you include all of those tech companies, it’s only about 30 to 35% of Israel’s market cap.”

BlueStar specializes in the Israeli capital markets. Its mission is to develop investment strategies that provide global institutional and retail investors efficient access to the full range of Israeli asset classes.

Its flagship product is the BlueStar Israel Global Index, a benchmark designed for providing balanced sector exposure to Israel’s dynamic economy. The index is designed to serve as an asset allocation tool, a performance benchmark, and the basis for investment products. Continue reading