James joined Barings as an investment analyst on the Global Resources Fund in 2008 and was promoted to portfolio manager in 2010. He is the co-manager of the Barings Global Resources Fund and the Barings Global Agriculture Fund. Prior to Barings, James worked as an Assistant Fund Manager on a UK equity long/short hedge fund at BC Asset Management between June 2002 and January 2008. James holds a BSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London. He was awarded the Investment Management Certificate in 2002 and the CFA designation in 2006.