Managing Director and Analyst

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After Law School, James joined CT Bowring, the insurance broking group in 1976 as a management trainee.

He headed up the non-US non marine Casualty team, until 1985 when he left to join Donner Underwriting Agencies. Following its sale to Sturge in 1990 he, with three colleagues including Emma Royds, acquired a majority shareholding in Philip N Christie, the members’ agency arm of the Charman Group.

This was merged with Brockbank Shipton Agencies in 1993, to form Christie Brockbank Shipton (later CBS Private Capital (CBSPC)) members’ agency. Throughout his career in members’ agencies James has been responsible for syndicate analysis. He has been a member of Lloyd’s since 1977 and currently underwrites on an unlimited basis.

He was a director of CBSPC until the ongoing client business was acquired by Hampden Agencies Ltd in 2006. Together with a group of investors, including Emma Royds, he founded Alpha which started operations in September 2007. James is a significant shareholder in Archimedes, the holding company of Alpha.

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