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James Davidson

Portfolio Manager

James Davidson, managing director, is a senior portfolio manager in the Global Equities Team, based in London. An employee since 2013, he focuses primarily on research-driven strategies. Prior to joining the firm, James was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he ran the number one global equity sales desk, filtering the output of 700 research analysts. The flagship product was the ‘Globlog’ large cap global equity long/short quarterly portfolio, which he oversaw for 42 quarters. Previously, James spent five years as a US equity portfolio manager with Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. He began his career in Edinburgh on the US equities desk at Baillie Gifford. James obtained a BA in Economics from Sussex University and an MSc in Economic History from Oxford University. He has been a CFA charterholder since 1997.