Jarvis Buckman is a finance professional with expertise in fixed income strategy, distressed investing, and structured products. Over the years, Jarvis has executed billions of dollars of cutting-edge, investor-friendly transactions and generated over $100mm in revenue. Jarvis Buckman has also been a key figure in the development and promotion of innovative product platforms. Jarvis now holds the position of Director of Special Situations at Parabellum Capital, LLC.
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Jarvis structured synthetic CDO products and helped build a multibillion dollar product platform for customized structured notes.
Societe Generale Americas Securities
Jarvis created a new trading strategy that revolutionized the team’s product capabilities and resulted in $5 million revenue in the second half of 2006.
A creative problem-solver by nature, Jarvis Buckman has focused on math, science, and engineering since he was young. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in 2003. A student-athlete, Jarvis also earned the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship, the Eisenhower Watch and varsity letters in wrestling and track.
After graduating from Columbia, Jarvis Buckman accepted an analyst position on the Credit Hybrid Products team at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Over the next three years, Jarvis structured synthetic CDO products helped build a multi-billion dollar product platform for customized structured notes and was promoted to associate for his achievements.
Following his time at JPM, Jarvis Buckman held the title of Vice President in the structured products teams at Societe Generale Americas Securities (SG) and Credit Agricole (CA). At SG, Jarvis created a new trading strategy that revolutionized the team’s product capabilities and resulted in $5 million revenue in the second half of 2006. At CA, Jarvis was credited with boosting the company’s index correlation business to a top 5 position on Wall Street league tables in terms of notional traded.
In his time as a structured product professional, Jarvis Buckman collaborated with close to one hundred accounts, executing over $30 billion in transactions and worked across numerous client segments. While the largest segment was Hedge Funds, a solid 18% of his historic account activity was with Banks/Insurance/Pension accounts, while the remaining 2% was with Monolines/Derivative Product Companies.
After these experiences, Jarvis desired to focus on fundamental analysis and value investing. Therefore, he returned to Columbia University, earning an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Jarvis’ current role as Director of Special Situations at an asset management firm in New York City utilizes his years of analyzing and interpreting distressed financial situations; in this position, Jarvis sources multiple distressed situations and identifies potential investment opportunities anywhere in a corporation’s capital structure.
Before his current position, Jarvis worked as a distressed investing analyst at Knighthead Capital Management, LLC where he was a distressed investing analyst. Prior to this, Jarvis Buckman served as a distressed credit analyst at Credit Suisse; Jarvis excelled in this position where he would advise the trading desk on risk management of existing positions and identify strategic opportunities to provide value to both clients and the franchise simultaneously. Additionally, Jarvis was instrumental in the bank’s bankruptcy claim trading business, managing all aspects of the process.
Outside of finance, Jarvis Buckman has taken a deep interest in public education. In the past, he taught a ten-week volunteer class titled “Wealth and Citizen Workshop” that educates intrigued students about personal finance as well as personal finance’s role in the economy. By taking the necessary time to offer his insight to the younger generation, he hopes to voice a beneficial perspective that students can absorb and use in forming their own opinion(s).