LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland State University Associate Professor Janet Hamilton has joined the Board of the Jensen Quality Growth Fund (JENSX), effective October 19, 2016. The addition of Professor Hamilton as an independent director increases the size of the Jensen Quality Growth Fund Board to six directors, five of whom are independent.
Janet has been on the faculty of the School of Business at Portland State since 1986 and also serves as the Finance Area Director. She has taught extensively in the University of Oregon Executive MBA program and previously served on the faculty of Washington State University. Prior to her move to academia, she was engaged as an applied economist for CH2M Hill, an international engineering consulting firm.
Dr. Hamilton is a CFA® charterholder and has served in several capacities on the CFA Society of Portland (CFAP) Board of Directors, including President. In conjunction with the CFAP Board, she developed and then taught an applied Portfolio Management class at Portland State University that manages the funds of the local Society. Twenty years later, CFAP funds continue to be actively managed by Portland State students.
Professor Hamilton's current research interests revolve around the relationship between environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics and firm performance. Her research has been published in various outlets, including Journal of International Finance, Journal of Management, Structural Equation Modeling, Journal of Financial Education and Journal of Marketing Education.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Janet as the newest addition to the Board of the Jensen Quality Growth Fund. Her deep experience and study of investing and team dynamics will be of great service to the Board and Fund shareholders," says Board Chairman Robert Harold.
For more complete information on the Jensen Quality Growth Fund Board of Directors, please read the Fund's Statement of Additional Information (SAI) found at www.jenseninvestment.com.
Mutual fund investing involves risk, loss of principal is possible.
The investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses for the Jensen Quality Growth Fund must be considered carefully before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information, please call 1-800-992-4144 or download the file from http://www.jenseninvestment.com. Read it carefully before investing or sending money.
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