Ivka Kalus-Bystricky is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Pax World International Fund and the Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund. Ms. Kalus-Bystricky has been responsible for management of the International Fund since its inception in 2008. She took over management of the Global Women’s Equality Fund on January 1, 2012.
Before joining Pax World, she was a senior portfolio manager at State Street Global Advisors and Barings, where she managed international portfolios. Prior to that, she worked as an equity analyst at Putnam and Independence Investment, where she covered various international market sectors. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kalus-Bystricky returned to her native Czechoslovakia to work on the privatization of various state industries following the collapse of the iron curtain. She also spent several years as a management consultant to companies in Latin America, Europe, Canada and the United States.
Ms. Kalus-Bystricky holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Harvard University, a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. She speaks five languages.