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Dinosaur Financial Group Appoints Stephen Puckowitz Managing Director, Credit Strategies



New York, NY – August 24, 2022 – Dinosaur Financial Group (“Dinosaur”), a New York based institutional brokerage firm, today announced the appointment of Stephen M. Puckowitz, CFA to Managing Director, Credit Strategies. In this newly created position, he will focus on Convertibles, Distressed and Special Situations within the overall credit markets, supporting clients in trading and risk management.


“As an experienced capital markets executive skilled in restructuring, credit strategies and portfolio management, Stephen Puckowitz (“Steve”) will offer a valuable addition to our team,” commented Javier Perez-Santalla, Dinosaur Executive Vice President.


“I look forward to applying my expertise in Convertibles, Distressed and Special Situations, focusing on credit strategies and credit risk management, to Dinosaur’s institutional securities businesses,” noted Steve Puckowitz.


Stephen M. Puckowitz, CFA

Prior to joining Dinosaur, Steve accumulated extensive senior level experience in capital markets including Stifel Nicolaus & Company as Managing Director and Head of Convertible Strategy/Credit; Admiral Capital as Director of Research and Senior Credit Portfolio Manager; and Morgan Stanley as Executive Director and Head Convertible Analyst, Convertible Bonds. Stephen earned an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA, Cum Laude from Boston College. He is a Charted Financial Analyst.


About Dinosaur

Founded in 2001, Dinosaur Group Holdings LLC, based in New York, NY, is the parent company of FINRA-regulated institutional brokerage firm Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC, FCA-regulated Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited, and SEC-registered investment firm DCM Advisors, LLC. Deploying a team of approximately 150 professionals, the organization and its affiliates provide global brokerage, financing and advisory expertise/insights for equities, fixed income, commodities, and derivatives, as well as investment management. Clients and counterparties spanning six continents are primarily institutions, family offices, asset managers, hedge funds, banks, dealers, and corporations. Dinosaur takes pride in the business’ stable management, strong compliance, solid operations, and diverse talent.


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