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James Sivco, CFA, CTA


James Sivco, CFA, CTA is a co-founder of Molten Layer.

He is a former high yield bond mutual fund manager and the former manager of a distressed debt hedge fund. James has been involved in over 20 bankruptcies as a DIP lender; an exit loan investor; a pre or post petition creditor; a trade claims investor; or an owner of post reorganization equity. He has served as a self-help liquidator on a wide range of assets including illiquid securities and commercial real estate.

Throughout his 25 year career in debt and credit markets, James has chosen the laborious path of tearing apart financial statements and reassembling them to fit a consistent understanding of risk. It is an effective path.

Prior to managing money in the credit markets, James was an investment banker with JP Morgan Chase and a commercial banker at various institutions where he has been a deal team member on over $11 billion of transactions.

He is a member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts and the Turnaround Management Association.

James was the recipient of an Ovation Award from the Houston Grand Opera in 2012 relating to his service as President of Trees for Houston a non-profit devoted to planting urban trees.


James Sivco, CFA, CTA
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