James Crystal is Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Bear Stearns Asset Management. He came to Bear Stearns Asset Management in 2006, rejoining Bear Stearns from Silverback Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund where he was Managing Director – Corporate Finance Investments. He was Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns in the Investment Banking Department, completing approximately 50 transactions, subsequently working in the Asset-Backed Investments group. Mr. Crystal served in various roles in corporate finance and equity derivatives at predecessor entities to UBS Investment Bank in Tokyo, London and New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a master’s from Harvard.