James Barham

James was appointed Group
Chief Executive of River and Mercantile
Group plc in July 2019.

James founded River and Mercantile Asset
Management LLP (RAMAM) in 2006 with the backing of
Pacific Investments and was its Chief Executive
Officer until the merger with P-Solve in 2014.
Thereafter James became Global Head of
Distribution before becoming Head of Asset
Management in 2016 and subsequently
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer in
2018. Through this period, he retained his
responsibilities for Group wide distribution.
James completed his education at the Royal
Military Academy Sandhurst and following
service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers
joined Shandwick Consultants in 1989. He
subsequently joined James Capel in 1991. In
1995 James was part of the team that founded
and successfully floated Liontrust Asset
Management plc, where he established and
managed the institutional business. James
joined Intermediate Capital Group in 2004
as Sales and Marketing Director, leaving
to establish the RAMAM business with the
financial backing of Pacific Investments.

Having founded RAMAM in 2006, James
has served on the Board since the IPO of
the Company and brings not only extensive
experience and knowledge of the Group
combined but significant asset management
industry expertise and commerciality to
his leadership of the Group.