SVP, Equity Financing

James leads the origination and execution of a suite of equity financing opportunities for banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and insurers, that will enable these firms to address some of their biggest challenges, including capital, funding, and balance sheet needs across asset classes.

Prior to joining Capitolis, James spent nine years as a Managing Director at HSBC where he served in a variety of roles including Head of Rates, Repo/Derivative Financing; Co-Head of Institutional Sales for the Americas; and Head of Macro Sales. Under his leadership, HSBC’s UST cash trading business grew its market share to become a top-three firm. He also built out the bank’s collateralized and derivatives finance franchise, working closely with the bank’s clients to identify and address their structured financing challenges, among other achievements. Prior to his tenure at HSBC, he served as Managing Director, Head of US Rates Sales, at UBS AG for eight years.

James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, and 24 licensed.


Capitolis is funded by the world’s most prominent venture capital firms and leading global banks.