Buffone is responsible for middle-market syndications and club transactions on behalf of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp., both business development companies.
Buffone has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, principally focused on loan sales and syndications. Most recently, he served as director of debt capital markets and syndications at TD Securities (USA) LLC. At TD Securities (USA) LLC, Buffone’s responsibilities included structuring, pricing and syndicating loan products as well as assisting in the secondary trading of par loans. He held similar roles at Jefferies and Company from 2004 to 2009 and CIBC World Markets from 2000 to 2004. Buffone has relationships experience and a background in senior and junior leveraged loans, the firm said in a release.
Fifth Street Management is an alternative asset manager and investment adviser to Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.