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Derrick Jumper

Principal, Portfolio Manager
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Derrick is a Principal and Portfolio Manager at RPIA and a member of the firm's Investment Committee. He focuses on high yield, leveraged loans, special situation equity opportunities, and also leads the RP SPAC strategy.

Derrick is a former Managing Director at DW Partners, where he was responsible for deploying capital in distressed credit, performing credit, and catalyst-driven equity opportunities. He began his career as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs in the Leveraged Finance division.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he had a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting.

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InvestED: An Introduction to SPACs

InvestED - Investor Education Series

February 2021

In the pilot episode of InvestED, our Investor Education Series, Derrick Jumper and Liam O'Sullivan answer all your questions about SPACs and our views on how to capitalize on these opportunities from a fixed income perspective.

Video transcript available upon request



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RPIA managed funds and strategies carry the risk of financial loss. Performance is not guaranteed and past performance may not be repeated. Trade examples presented or discussed are for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect a trade or current holding in any particular RPIA strategy or fund. “Forward-Looking” statements are based on assumptions made by RPIA regarding its opinion and investment strategies in certain market conditions and are subject to a number of mitigating factors. Economic and market conditions may change, which may materially impact actual future events and as a result RPIA’s views, the success of RPIA’s intended strategies as well as its actual course of conduct. 

Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies (“SPACs”) are subject to certain characteristics and potential risks as described in the recording. The performance of SPACs are subject to various factors including company specific, sectoral, economic and market factors as well as the compositions of and actions taken by SPAC management teams. The performance of SPACs are not guaranteed and investments in SPACs may result in financial loss. RPIA selectively utilizes SPACs across several of its investment portfolios in line with the investment objectives of each and applicable fund offering documentation. RP SPAC Fund is a private pooled investment fund managed by RPIA and offered to qualified investors pursuant to available prospectus exemptions detailed in NI 45-106.