Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
John Christmas is a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and member of J.P. Morgan Private Bank's Alternative Investments Group in New York. Mr. Christmas sits on the Private Bank's Investment Team, which is responsible for making strategic investment decisions for Private Banking clients and also helps coordinate all direct investment deals. Prior to joining the Private Bank, Mr. Christmas worked in institutional sales for 15 years, selling and trading a wide range of products including equities, derivatives and high yield bonds. He began his career at Friedman Billings and Ramsey in Arlington, VA where he worked as an arbitrage trader before moving into institutional sales with a focus on covering hedge funds. In 2000, he moved to New York to join J.P. Morgan's Institutional Equity sales force with continued focus on covering hedge funds. Mr. Christmas left J.P. Morgan in 2006 to join CIBC and returned to J.P. Morgan in 2010. He received a B.A. from Brown University in 1996. Mr. Christmas resides in Short Hills, NJ with his wife and 3 children.