James Gereghty

James Gereghty

Managing Director and Head of Distressed Investing, Siguler Guff


James is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff and the portfolio manager for the Firm's Distressed Opportunities Funds. In this capacity, Mr. Gereghty is responsible for investment strategy development and implementation, investment sourcing and selection, terms and conditions negotiations, and portfolio monitoring and risk management. He is a member of the Investment Committees for the Distressed Opportunities Funds and Distressed Real Estate Opportunities Funds, represents Siguler Guff on a number of underlying fund advisory boards, and is a member of the Board of Directors of FrontMarine, a Distressed Opportunities Funds portfolio company. Mr. Gereghty has 21 years of capital markets experience, 17 of which he has spent focusing on distressed debt and private equity.


Prior to joining Siguler Guff, Mr. Gereghty was a founding member of the Distressed Debt Group at Wachovia Capital Markets. Previously, he served as Head of Distressed Analytics at UBS. Prior to working at UBS, Mr. Gereghty was a senior member of the distressed debt research staffs at both Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. Throughout his career, Mr. Gereghty was actively involved in the restructuring activities of various bankruptcy workouts including Enron, Adelphia, Delta, Northwest and Delphi.

Mr. Gereghty began his career at Morgan Stanley working on the MBS/ABS trading desk in 1993.

Mr. Gereghty holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Decision Sciences from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2002.

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