James is Managing Director at MP Analytics Ltd, the independent risk and performance consultancy which operates the MPI STEP Member service. Before this, James was Head of Investment Management at C Hoare and Co and had overall responsibility for client portfolios' investment strategy. James also worked for eight years at Goldman Sachs in their quantitative strategy group and five years in market and credit risk at Barclays Capital. James edits the investment column for STEP journal and also writes the quarterly manager update for PA magazine. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) accreditation from the Global Association of Risk Professional and has an MSc in Finance from Imperial College London.