John Buckingham leads a team that scrutinizes hundreds of stocks for money management clients and newsletter subscribers to The Prudent Speculator investment newsletter, of which he is the editor. He is equally resolute in his management of Al Frank’s proprietary mutual funds. John has been a part of AFAM since 1987 and is one of the company’s largest shareholders. He has served as the firm’s Director of Research since 1989 and Chief Portfolio Manager since 1990. John graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a B.S. degree in computer science and a minor in business administration. His opinion is widely sought: John has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, is frequently interviewed by publications and conducts workshops at investment seminars.
Jason R. Clark, a member of AFAM Capital’s Investment Committee, has been a part of the firm’s Research and Portfolio Management Department since 2007. Jason is currently Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager. Within research, Jason is primarily focused on fundamental analysis of individual stocks and industries. Within Portfolio Management, Jason is responsible for active account management, providing education about the firm’s investment strategies and portfolio management process and working with the firm’s current and prospective Private Wealth clients. He also contributes to the firm’s newsletter and Market Commentaries. After serving in the United States Navy, Jason graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in finance from the University of West Florida. His background includes experience as a fixed income specialist and corporate bond trader for Edward Jones and equity research associate with A.G. Edwards. Jason is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA® Society of Orange County.
As a member of the research team Chris Quigley conducts fundamental research and analysis. He is responsible for generating new investment ideas and maintains company, industry and macroeconomic models. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to the firm’s market commentary and newsletter. Chris earned his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Southern California in 2011. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, Chris interned at AFAM Capital where he worked with both the research and portfolio management teams. Chris joined the team in August of 2011. He is currently a Level II candidate in the CFA® Program.