Former US envoy to Israel Dan Shapiro to join hedge fund
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Former US envoy to Israel Dan Shapiro to join hedge fund

Obama's ambassador to Jewish state will take up adviser role at ION Asset Management

Then US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro seen at a farewell session in the Knesset, on January 17, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Then US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro seen at a farewell session in the Knesset, on January 17, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Former US ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro is joining ION Asset Management, a hedge fund that focuses on Israeli and Israel-related securities as a senior adviser.

Shapiro will “advise ION about key issues relating to its funds and portfolio companies, particularly regarding relevant geopolitical and commercial matters,” according to a statement issued Wednesday.

Shapiro, who was appointed ambassador by former President Barack Obama in 2011, resigned on Jan. 20 to make room for President Donald Trump’s appointee. He has chosen to remain in Israel for “a number of months” while his children attend school there, he told JTA last week.

Earlier this month, Shapiro joined the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies, where he will participate in research programs on Israel-US relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Arab world, and Israeli society and public opinion.

Herzliya-based ION was founded in 2006 by Jonathan Half and Stephen Levey.

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