General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 2, 2018
Creating Long and Short Exposures to ETFs Using Options
Jeffrey S. Pavlik is CIO at Pavlik Capital Management LLC. Over the last 27 years, Mr. Pavlik has held financial management positions at both large and small business organizations. His broad experience includes equity and interest rate trading, portfolio and risk management, accounting, finance and the development of sophisticated financial systems and strategies which seek to maximize returns and minimize risk. Prior to founding Pavlik Capital Management LLC, Mr. Pavlik held positions as CFO at Elysian Worldwide, Portfolio Manager/Trader at Peak6 Investments, Specialist/Lead Market Maker for Knight Financial, Senior Trader for Refco Securities, Vice President — Interest Rate Trading at Bank of America and Trader at Swiss Bank/O’Connor & Associates. Mr. Pavlik has been featured by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters HedgeWorld and is frequently quoted by multiple worldwide publications. Mr. Pavlik has also given a keynote address on volatility at the Harvard Club in New York, was selected as a member of the MFA Forum Emerging Manager Star Search, presented at Opal Emerging Manager Summits, was selected as a panelist for HedgeWorld Fund Services Conferences, profiled as a member of the HedgeWorld Emerging Manager Showcase and was a panelist at HedgeWorld West. Mr. Pavlik has an MBA with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. Profile
TWST: Why did you start Pavlik Capital Management?
Mr. Pavlik: In 2002 I took a class on behavioral economics at the University of Chicago. At the time I had traded for 12 years through