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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 is now a Distressed Analyst at Knighthead Capital in New York City.

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.

Credit Agricole

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 investment grade credit index tranches.

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 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 products professional, Jarvis 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’ last role before joining Knighthead Capital was at Credit Suisse, where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s bankruptcy claim trading activity. He was also a distressed analyst, advising the trading desk on risk management of existing positions while also identifying new strategic opportunities to benefit both clients and the franchise. Jarvis Buckman’s recommendations involved identifying uniquely profitable investment opportunities across complex corporate and capital structures.

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).