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Buckley Ratchford

Private Investor & Advisor

New York, NY, USA

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Buckley Ratchford’s Biography

Buckley Ratchford is a private investor with more than two decades of leadership experience in the investments and asset management space. He manages Jackson Square, LLC which focuses on private investments across private credit and equity, distressed and venture capital strategies. He directs the firm’s investment capital as part of his family portfolio. He is a Senior Advisor and Board Member to startups in emerging sectors.

In 2012, Buckley founded and served as Managing Partner of Wingspan Investment Management, a credit-focused hedge fund. Under his leadership, Wingspan received a record-setting seed investment of $250 million from Reservoir Capital Group, and closed to new investors upon reaching $1 billion in capital under management.

The foundation of his expertise in the investments space was built during his 14 years at Goldman Sachs. Beginning as an associate in the Financial Institutions Group in 1998, Buckley quickly ascended into numerous leadership roles in the Global Credit Distressed Investing, Asia Ex-Japan Credit Trading and Global Bank Loan Trading divisions. In 2006, he was appointed as Partner in the Securities Division, where he was the head of a multi-billion-dollar proprietary investment group with interests in stressed credit, distressed debt and special situations equities. He earned a high profile due to his impressive track record of long-term risk-adjusted returns.

Buckley is committed to supporting numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations, including Tikkun Olam Makers, also known as TOM Global. TOM is an international movement that utilizes technology and provides resources to people in underserved communities around the world. He also serves on the board of PRIVO and promotes a range of charitable causes in his writings.

Buckley holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Government from Dartmouth College, an MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Buckley Ratchford’s Newsfeed

PRIVO
Buckley Ratchford Joins PRIVO Board

Buckley Ratchford was noted for his career as an entrepreneur, his time as a Partner at Goldman Sachs and his high regard in the banking community. Denise Tayloe, CEO of PRIVO, also noted his commitment to philanthropy and education.

Buckley Ratchford’s Background

Jackson Square, LLC logo Jackson Square, LLC logo
Jackson Square, LLC
Private Investor
New York, NY, USA
Buckley Ratchford directs the Jackson Square's investment capital as part of his family portfolio. Jackson Square is focused on transactions in private credit, private and distressed equity, and venture capital.
Wingspan Management LP logo Wingspan Management LP logo
Wingspan Management LP
Founder & Managing Partner
2012 - 2017
New York, NY, USA
Wingspan Investment Management is a New York-based asset management firm founded by Buckley Ratchford in 2012.
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Board Positions

PRIVO
Board of Directors
Sep 2021 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Over the past two decades, PRIVO (Privacy Vaults Online) has emerged as the leading global industry expert in minors’ online privacy, identity and consent management.

Publications

Personal Blog
Author
New York, NY, USA
Buckley Ratchford writes on a wide range of topics, including, education, business & entrepreneurship, travel, and charitable work, namely Tom Global, a group that provides affordable solutions to people with disabilities, the poor and the elderly.
Room to Read – Changing the World Through Literacy and Education
Author
Mar 2021
"A good education is key to unleashing the incredible potential of these young people. Not only does it enable them to have a brighter future... it allows them to use their intellect and creativity to improve the lives of others," Buckley states when discussing the nonprofit organization Room to Read, which encourages literacy and provides girls with skills needed to finish secondary school.
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Charitable Interests

TOM Global
Supporter
Tikkun Olam Makers, known as TOM Global, commits itself to the mission of creating affordable technology and solutions for people with disabilities, the poor and the elderly. TOM strives to offer an innovative solution for any unique situation in order to approve quality of life.

Buckley Ratchford’s Education

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude
1995 - 1998
London School of Economics
MSc | International Political Economy
1994 - 1995
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