James is Head of Research at NZAM. His responsibilities include idea generation, manager selection and asset allocation. Prior to this position, James has also worked in operations and marketing support roles within NZAM.

James joined NZAM as a graduate in 2008, having completed a conjoint Bachelor of Arts (with honours) and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland. He has completed Level 1 of the CFA programme and is also studying towards completion of the CAIA charter, having passed the CAIA Level 1 exam in March 2016.