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Carl James, 49, is global head of fixed income trading at Pictet Asset Management, a post he has held since October 2015, which involved a
move to Geneva.
James’s career in the City began after leaving school when he secured
a job as a market maker with stockjobbers Akroyd & Smithers at 19. He
moved internally, to SG Warburg, to work as a sales trader in pan-Europe-
an equities. The company later became part of UBS.
James moved from the sell-side to the buy-side, working for Phillips &
Drew Fund Management, also part of UBS. He was responsible for deriva-
tives, program trading and international trading.
When Phillips & Drew merged with UBS Global Asset Management and
Brinson, James became head of pan-Asian trading and spent five years living
and working in Asia including stints in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
James returned to London to work for Henderson Global Investors, as
global head of trading.
He merged the three separate equity, fixed income and derivative deal-
ing desks, and implemented a single order management system as well as
opening Asia and US live dealing.
After five years he moved to Fortis Investment Management, shortly after
the ABN and Bank of Scotland merger. There, he became global head of deal-
ing and introduced a global trading platform for the newly merged entity.
Outside of work James is a keen cyclist, covering about 7,000km each
year. One of his biggest rides has been from London to Monaco, an 880-
mile ride which took eight days.
James is also a voracious reader and enjoys politics, technology,
behavioural science and economics. n
Global head of fixed income
Pictet Asset Management