James graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences. James joined Cazenove Capital in 2007 as a graduate trainee in Wealth Management before moving to work on the Pan European desk in 2008, initially on the UK desk. In 2012 he launched the Cazenove European Income fund as co-manager and, following the Schroders acquisition of Cazenove in 2013, was appointed manager of a number of continental and pan European equity products ultimately managing over £2bn of client assets as well as forming the specialist European equity team at Schroders.
James joined River and Mercantile in June 2020 to launch the firm’s European franchise and currently manages the ES R&M European Fund. James was appointed as Head of Equities in 2022 with responsibility for driving R&M’s equities products forward.