James Caughey has worked with NZAM since 2008, in a variety of roles that have given him a deep understanding of the funds management business. Since 2011 he has worked as part of the research team, taking on a greater degree of responsibility over time, including strategic asset allocation and international travel to research and monitor managers. In July 2017 he was responsible for the launch of NZAM’s Global Absolute Return Equity strategy, and was appointed Head of Research in September 2017.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance (University of Auckland) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours First Class) majoring in Classics/Ancient History. James earned the CAIA charter in 2016, a specialist qualification for Alternative Investments. In addition, he has completed Level 1 of the CFA programme.