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STEVEN SCHOENFELD  is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of

Steven is also the Founder of BlueStar Global Investors LLC, a financial information firm specializing in the Israeli capital markets, and a Strategist at Red Lighthouse Investment Management, a NY-based Registered Investment Advisor. BlueStar has developed the BlueStar Israel Global Index as a benchmark for American investors to track Israeli equities trading worldwide.

Early in his career, Steven was one of the first foreign members of the Singapore Exchange. While at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank, Steven led the team that developed the IFC Investable Indexes and the first global emerging market index fund. Steven was a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors where he developed the industry’s first Integrated International equity index strategy and managed the first Emerging Market ETFs. Subsequently, he served as Chief Investment Officer for Global Quantitative Management at Northern Trust, where he oversaw more than $300 billion in index and active equity and fixed income portfolios.

Steven has written widely on finance and global investing.  He is the Editor of Active Index Investing (Wiley Finance, 2004/Toyo Keizai 2006 – ), and was co-author of The Pacific-Rim Futures and Options Markets (McGraw-Hill, 1992).  He received his BA in History and Government from Clark University, was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Singapore, and earned an MA in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS).


SUZANNE GERSHOWITZ  is the Executive Director and Editor of She brings to IsraelStrategist experience in the fields of public policy, public affairs and fundraising, having worked in the foreign policy department of a Washington DC think-tank as a researcher; in the public affairs department of a large national law firm; and in the fundraising department of a not-for-profit focused on Israel advocacy. Suzanne has written articles and op-eds on subjects related to foreign affairs and Israel in publications including the Middle East QuarterlyThe Baltimore SunThe Weekly Standard, and National Review Online. She received a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and a JD from The University of Chicago Law School.

Suzanne is also the Associate Director of Business Development at BlueStar Global Investors LLC, a financial information firm specializing in the Israeli capital markets.’s Founder and Executive Director & Editor work also for the newly-founded financial information and research firm BlueStar Global Investors LLC, which has expertise in the Israeli, Mideast and Mediterranean capital markets. To the extent that information about BlueStar’s products appears on, it is for informational purposes only. is an unbiased and open forum. It does not recommend that its readers buy or sell any particular securities. To learn more about IsraelStrategist and BlueStar Global Investors, visit the About Us section of our site.