Jarvis Buckman is deeply familiar with the intricacies of the complex world of finance, from fixed income strategy to distressed investing. Throughout his career, Jarvis has executed billions of dollars in investor-friendly transactions and generated over $100 million in revenue.


  • Director of Special Situations

    at Asset Management Firm

    May 2018 - at Present

    New York

  • Analyst

    at Knighthead Capital Management, LLC

    May 2014 - May 2018

    New York

  • Distressed Trading

    at Credit Suisse

    July 2011 - May 2014

    New York

    · Manage all aspects of bankruptcy claim trading business · Analyze distressed situations to identify investment opportunities across complex corporate and capital structures · Identify strategic opportunities to deliver value to clients and the franchise concurrently · Identify operational efficiencies to facilitate increased trading volumes

  • Vice President

    at Calyon

    January 2007 - April 2008

    New York

    · Established Calyon’s first index tranche trading business, expanding Calyon’s profile into a full service credit correlation dealer · Built institutional client base from 12 to 35+ in 2 months · Individually generated over $22MM of revenue in 2007, including $7MM from the index business · Performed the marketing and sales of all structured credit products; the underlying instruments included both cash and synthetic corporate debt, leveraged loan and ABS risk · Top structured credit revenue producer in North America in 2008

  • Vice President

    at Societe Generale

    June 2006 - January 2007

    New York

    · Established two-way bespoke tranche option trading business, increasing team profitability three fold · Worked directly with risk management personnel to bring the trading platform in line with competition by helping to establish competitive pricing and reserving methodologies · Performed the marketing and sales of all structured credit products; the underlying instruments included both cash and synthetic corporate debt and ABS risk · Expanded the credit derivatives platform to service a larger and more diverse client base by establishing new client relationships and expanding the scope of existing bank relationships

  • Associate

    at JP Morgan Chase

    July 2005 - January 2006

    New York

    · Structured cross asset hybrid products by combining exotic interest rate, credit and foreign exchange risk into customized notes, emphasizing the use of call options to generate yield enhancement · Led effort to expand the product offering to institutional clients · Helped generate over $30MM of revenue

  • Analyst

    at JP Morgan Chase

    January 2003 - July 2005

    New York

    · Structured synthetic CDO products, which included first-to-default baskets, single tranches of synthetic CDO’s and managed CSO (Collateralized Swap Obligation) transactions · Responsibilities included: marketing; pricing; portfolio optimization and rating analysis; hedging; documentation integrity upon trade execution; product innovation; training new structurers · Helped generate over $20MM of revenue · Rated at top of peer group


  • MBA in Finance

    at Columbia University

    2009 - 2011 (2 years) New York

  • BA & BS in Economics and Industrial Engineering

    at Columbia University in the City of New York

    1998 - 2003 (5 years) New York

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  • English Native

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