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Jim Prusko

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

Fast Facts

  • Co-Head of Magnetar’s New York Office
  • Member of the Investment and Management Committees
  • Senior member of the Alternative Credit and Fixed Income team overseeing structured fixed income strategies
  • 25+ years of experience in fixed income markets

Jim Prusko is a senior Portfolio Manager at Magnetar and brings nearly three decades of experience across various portfolio management strategies to his role. At Magnetar, Jim has been instrumental in implementing and managing a wide variety of structured fixed income strategies including intellectual property, transportation, music royalties, solar energy and recycling-related investments as well as liquid corporate credit markets. Jim has also played a central role in helping develop and manage Magnetar’s technology and Artificial Intelligence investing initiative.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Jim was the Head of Fixed Income at OTA Asset Management. In this role, he managed the capital structure and long/short credit strategies for the OTA Multi-Strategy Fund. Previously, he spent eleven years at Putnam Investments performing a variety of different functions, ultimately serving as a Managing Director and team leader of high-grade credit.

Jim earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Master of Business Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering


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