James leads Aviva Investors’ Multi-Asset Portfolio Management team within our Real Assets business and, as a Senior Portfolio Manager, manages portfolios of alternative income and real assets for pension fund and insurance clients. He is co-Fund Manager of the Climate Transition Real Assets Fund which invests sustainably in value-add real estate and infrastructure across the UK and Europe, as well as directly owned forestry in order to achieve net zero by 2040.
Experience and qualifications
James has over 20 years’ experience of real assets. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he worked at Palatium Investment Management where he invested in various real estate debt strategies and managed a £350m CRE CDO. James also worked in the real estate securitisation team at Citi, the real estate investment banking team at Eurohypo and the structured asset finance team at Deutsche Bank. He began his career at KPMG where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000.
James holds an MA from the University of Oxford and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.