James joined BlueBay in September 2007 as a financials analyst within the Investment Grade team. His experience and knowledge of the European banking sector has been widely utilised within the firm by both the Investment Grade and High Yield teams at BlueBay. He was instrumental in the successful launch of the BlueBay Financial Capital Bond Fund in January 2015 and has made a significant contribution to its peer group-leading performance since inception. Prior to BlueBay, James spent three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an assurance and advisory executive covering financial institutions. He is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an MA (Hons) degree from the University of Edinburgh. James is a CFA charterholder.