James is presently Vice President at private equity firm Emigrant Capital based in New York (a client of Allen Partners). Prior to this, James was a Senior Associate with Allen Partners in Sydney, working on a range of deals including a capital raising for a leading venture capital fund in Australia and advising on a property/winery acquisition in Western Australia. Prior to joining Allen Partners, James spent 3 years as Commercial Manager at the commodities trader Noble Group based in Mongolia and Hong Kong where he was tasked with building out the Central Asian physical trading business. In this capacity James was responsible for origination, execution and management of various short and long term deals across a range of commodities including iron ore, copper and oil. Of particular note was the development and management of a copper asset and an iron ore asset from greenfield to production stage. Previously, James spent 3 years in equities and risk management at UBS in Sydney. James holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Sydney and speaks Mandarin at an intermediate level.