Justin Jacobsen, CFA, is the Portfolio Manager of the Pender Alternative Absolute Return Fund. With over 15 years in the investment industry, Justin joined Pender in August 2021.
Justin’s investment approach is centered on a quick response to market dynamics, taking advantage of opportunities and reacting to increased risk. The key is intelligent security selection across capital structures and markets, supported by active investing, as experienced and applied through multiple market cycles. He utilizes strategies such as distressed credit investing, event-driven trading, capital structure arbitrage, and actively works with management teams to help shape positive outcomes for the securities held.
Justin graduated with a BA in Honours History from Western University and an MBA in Finance from Washington State University. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2012.