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Jane Siebels: Green Cay Asset Management

Jane Siebels grew up on a working farm in the small town of Anamosa, Iowa, where she began taking soybean orders over the phone at age 5. This early experience in commodities trading propelled her rapid ascent in investing : she funded her graduate education in management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management with profits she had made shorting stocks in college, and by 24 years old, she was managing $100 million in a portfolio of international stocks for Storebrand, a Norwegian reinsurance company. Her impressive performance at Storebrand, and later, at UBS, ultimately attracted the attention of Bahamas-based Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger, which Jane joined in 1990. In an impressive career that had already spanned five countries in five years, it was here in Nassau that Jane made her name under the mentorship of the legendary Sir John Templeton. From 1990 to 1997, she managed $3 billion in capital and when that firm was sold, Templeton was one of the original backers of Jane’s first fund, the Green Cay Emerging Markets Fund. He also introduced Jane to Julian Robertson, who went on to seed Jane and make her the first “Tigress.” Jane currently lives in the Bahamas and runs Green Cay Private Client.