Global Head Currency & Head of Investments Ireland
James is Global Head of Currency and Head of Investments Ireland. He joined the company in January 2016 as Head of Currency for EMEA. He is responsible for managing the Currency Portfolio Management team and for driving our strategic vision for Currency. Since January 2019 he has expanded his role to include Head of Investments for Ireland, providing leadership and governance to SSGA investment management activity in Ireland.
James has worked in the industry since 1990, predominantly in investment management of global fixed income and currency. He has worked on or led teams at firms including Brevan Howard, Gartmore and County NatWest. He also managed a currency manager of managers product at ABN AMRO Bank. He is well known as an industry innovator, and was one of the first individuals to work on Currency Factor processes over a decade ago. James joined us from Lloyds Commercial Bank, where he was Head of FX Quantitative Solutions. In this role, he created and led the team responsible for advising clients on currency investment processes both for risk and return.
James graduated with a first in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
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