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About JPS Global Investments

JPS Global Investments was founded in 2007 and is a Registered Investment Advisor located in San Carlos, CA. Our clients engage us for investment management and financial planning. We are an independent fee-only advisor and do not receive compensation for selling financial products. Our incentives align with our clients’ interests: to protect and grow their wealth.

Jan Schalkwijk, CFA - Founder & Portfolio Manager

JPS Founder and Portfolio Manager Jan Schalkwijk

Jan manages the investment portfolios and financial planning services at JPS Global Investments. He enjoys working with a diverse investor base, including clients interested in socially responsible investing and impact investing. Being in Silicon Valley, he also enjoys advising clients with company stock options and concentrated stock positions. What ties it all together for Jan, is the desire to offer customized financial planning and investment management services, tailored to the client's unique circumstances.

Jan has 18 years of experience in the investment industry and was vice president of investment platforms at Franklin Templeton Investments, prior to founding JPS Global Investments. He received a degree in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, his bachelor of science degree from Menlo College and his master of business administration from Santa Clara University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

In addition to his work at JPS, Jan serves on the investment team of Africa Capital Group, where he co-manages the Africa Frontier Fund. Jan currently resides in San Carlos, CA with his wife Kizzy. In his spare time, Jan is an avid outdoorsman, snowboarder, traveler, and student of history.

C. Bruce Nisker, CFA - Senior Advisor

JPS Senior Advisor Bruce Nisker

Bruce is as a Senior Advisor to JPS Global Investments and serves on the firm’s investment committee. For the past 33 years, Bruce has wandered the globe while working as an investment professional.

By day, Bruce runs the X15 Fund, LP, an 11-year old, focused-equity private investment partnership. By night, Bruce is an Adjunct Instructor at Portland State University’s Graduate School of Business.

Bruce earned a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington and an M.B.A from New York University’s Graduate School of Business. He has lived and worked in New York for Alliance Capital, in Tokyo for Daiwa International Capital Management, in Hong Kong for Barclays Global Investors, in Seattle where he ran his first private investment partnership and since 2011 in Portland, Oregon.

Sabrina Yih, CFA - Wealth Management Consultant

JPS Wealth Management Consultant Sabrina Yih

Sabrina Yih currently serves as a wealth management consultant at JPS Global Investments. In addition to her work with JPS, Sabrina advises on financial crime investigations. Previously, Sabrina was a senior portfolio manager for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, managing portfolios for high net-worth clients. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, she co-managed international equities portfolios for Wells Capital Management in San Francisco, CA as well as for Columbia Management Company in Portland, OR.

Ms. Yih also spent nine years managing the international fund at Delphi Asset Management in New York, NY. She earned her master's degree from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College.

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an active member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. She currently serves as the chair of the Continuing Education Committee at the CFA Society of San Francisco. She also belongs to the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Bianca McManus — Client Service Associate

JPS Client Service Associate Bianca McManus

Bianca currently holds the position of Client Service Associate at JPS Global Investments, providing client support and assisting the team with operations, office management, and marketing efforts. Bianca has an interest in impact investing, which stems from her passion for social change and love of nature.

Bianca grew up in Indiana where she graduated from Butler University having studied peace and conflict studies, international studies, and Spanish. Currently, she is attending Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where she is pursuing a master’s in political science and international relations. Residing in Santiago, she loves to ski the Andes Mountains, hike in La Campana National Park, and trek in Torres del Paine of Patagonia. Her favorite thing to do is play “keep away” with her dog Norma in different parks throughout Santiago.