Clare A. Hart, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Group. An employee since 1999, Clare is the lead portfolio manager of the JPMorgan Equity Income Fund and the JPMorgan Growth & Income Fund. Prior to joining the team, Clare was with Salomon Smith Barney’s equity research division as a research associate covering Real Estate Investment Trusts. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, working as a public accountant. Clare holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.S.A. from DePaul University and a C.P.A. granted by the State of Illinois.