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Tara Hannigan

Director of Mutual Fund Distribution
Tara Hannigan
(212) 584-3587

Tara Hannigan joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in September 2008 as director of mutual fund distribution.

Prior to joining IVA, Tara was a vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, LLC serving as the director of national accounts for the First Eagle Funds since 2003. In this role she was responsible for fostering and developing relationships with the various partner firms across all distribution channels. Prior to that, she was responsible for marketing efforts of the funds. Tara also worked for State Street Global Advisors focusing on marketing for the SSgA Funds.

Tara earned a B.A. in history and political science from the College of the Holy Cross.

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Gerald P. Iorio

Regional Director
Gerald P. Iorio
(212) 584-3581

Gerald Iorio joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in January 2009. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development on behalf of the IVA Funds. Gerry leads the distribution efforts and client relationships for the central portion of the country.

Prior to joining IVA, Gerry was a hybrid wholesaler at Van Eck Global covering parts of the Midwest region. He was responsible for building relationships with financial advisers. Prior to that, Gerry worked for Neuberger Berman supporting sales in the Midwest for the wirehouse. He began his career at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as an internal wholesaler.

Gerry earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from John Carroll University.

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Cara Brasor

Regional Director
Cara Brasor
(212) 584-3575

Cara Brasor joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in December 2007. She is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development on behalf of the IVA Funds. She leads the distribution efforts and client relationships for the western portion of the country.

Prior to joining IVA, Cara worked as a trader for the global value team at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC (ASB) beginning in 2001. In addition to equities, Cara also traded fixed income, currency, and gold bullion.

Cara earned a B.S. in psychology and a M.A. in workforce development from Fordham University.

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Florbela D. Mendez

Regional Director
Florbela D. Mendez
(212) 324-2469

Florbela D. Mendez joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in September 2009. She is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development on behalf of the IVA Funds. She leads the distribution efforts and client relationships for the eastern portion of the country.

Prior to joining IVA, Florbela worked as an international product manager for Morgan Stanley beginning in 2002. Within the global wealth management group, she served as manager of the international offshore platform. She was responsible for developing relationships with various offshore asset managers and supporting financial advisers throughout the country.

Florbela earned a B.S.B.A. in international business and finance and a M.B.A. from St. Peter’s University.

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Steve Cassens

Regional Associate
Steve Cassens
(212) 584-3573

Steve Cassens joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in March 2019. He is responsible for supporting the distribution efforts and client relationships for the East and Central portions of the country.

Prior to joining IVA, Steve worked for Allianz Global Investors, PIMCO Investment Management, Nomura Securities, Alpine Funds and most recently Alliance Bernstein. He held various positions at the firms including internal, hybrid and external wholesaler.

Steve holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware.

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Derek Chow

Regional Director
Derek Chow
(212) 616-4152

Derek Chow joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in August 2019. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development on behalf of the IVA Funds. Derek leads the distribution efforts and client relationships for the western portion of the country.

Prior to joining IVA, Derek was head of US distribution at Matthews Asia since 2014. In this role he was responsible for sales and client relationships with advisors and partner firms across all US distribution channels. Prior to that, Derek also worked for Voya Investment Management, First American Funds, Fidelity and Nuveen Investments. He held various positions at the firms including advisor consultant, sales manager and director of national accounts.

Derek earned a B.A. in philosophy from Dartmouth College.

There are risks associated with investing in mutual funds that invest in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Value-based investments are subject to the risk that the broad market may not recognize their intrinsic value.

An investor should read and consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing in the IVA International Fund or IVA Worldwide Fund. This and other important information are detailed in our prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (866) 941-4482 or clicking here. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before you invest. The IVA Funds are offered by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

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