James joined Duke Street in 2015 and is responsible for fundraising, running the co-investment programme and investor relations. He began his career with Phillip Capital before founding Cornhill Asset Management in 2004, subsequently building the group to include Cornhill Capital and Cornhill FX. James exited Cornhill via a sale to join Octopus Investments in 2012, where he was responsible for building the institutional funds business line from scratch, running product development and fundraising. James is a CFA charterholder, has a degree in Biological Sciences from Exeter University, completed his executive education at Harvard Business School and is a guest lecturer at London Business School. He has also served as a senior adviser to the Charities Aid Foundation, advising multiple charities, trusts and endowments on investments.