Document Type

Lessons Learned

JEL Codes

G01, G28


A Wall Street veteran specializing in structured credit transactions, Jim Finkel was co-founder and director of the structured credit asset management firm Dynamic Credit Partners (DCP) from 2003 to 2009. Finkel started his career as a securities lawyer for the international law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, before moving over to the banking side in 1992. He specialized in mortgage-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) for several firms, including Bear Stearns and Deutsche Bank, where he headed the London-based CLO group. In 2003, Finkel returned to New York to launch and run DCP. In 2010, he joined financial consulting firm Duff and Phelps, where he advises clients on dispute practices, expert testimony, regulatory issues, and liquidations. This Lessons Learned summary is based on an interview with Finkel.

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