IFA magazine interview – Building mental resilience
James joined the Board of Oxford Capital in 2013 and contributes broad experience of institutional capital markets and private equity fund management.
James joined Kleinwort Benson Limited as a graduate trainee, becoming a Director in 1997 and Head of European Corporate Debt Capital Markets. He subsequently became a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch International and Head of UK Debt Financing before joining Nomura International as Head of UK Capital Markets, where he arranged two innovative Private Equity Collateralised Fund Obligations. In 2007 he joined SVG Advisers, a specialist private equity fund management business and an affiliate of the Schroders Group, where he served as a member of the Executive Management Committee and Head of Investment Advisory and Solutions. Following the acquisition of SVG Advisers by Aberdeen Asset Management, James became Head of European Private Equity Portfolio Management at Aberdeen Standard Investments with responsibility for private equity assets totalling $10bn.
James read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and has an MBA from London Business School. He is a Cambridge Rowing Blue and also manages his family’s arable farm.