James began his career at James Capel in 1987, before moving to UBS Laing and Cruickshank in 2002 as an Investment Director. Both a founding partner of Cheviot Asset Management and Vermeer Partners, he manages portfolios for private clients, trusts, pension funds and charities. James is a member of the partnership's Investment Funds and Executive Committees. He also serves on the board of Vermeer Financial Products Limited. He graduated from Westminster University in Business and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment. James is a trustee of and manages The Vermeer Partners Charitable Trust.