James Parsons has been managing investments in Significant Risk Transfer (SRT) transactions since 2007.
James is currently Managing Director at PAG, where he runs the London office and heads the SRT investment strategy. PAG manages US$ 23bn of investor capital and employs over 350 people in major financial hubs in Asia as well as London, Geneva, and New York.
Previously James was a Portfolio Manager at BlueCrest Capital from 2007 to 2017, where he headed the BlueCrest Mercantile Fund, a fund dedicated to investment in SRT transactions. The BlueCrest Mercantile Fund was one of the earliest funds to invest in SRT transactions structured under Basel II.
Prior to BlueCrest James was a Managing Director and co-founder of LTP Trade, a provider of electronic transaction facilities and economic and regulatory capital services to banks and other institutions. LTP Trade’s services focused particularly on the transition from Basel I to Basel II capital requirements.
James started his career at Deutsche Bank, where for over 14 years he was a credit structurer and trader in many of the products found in SRT transactions, including commercial loans and trade finance. During his time at Deutsche Bank he was variously located in London, New York and Hong Kong.
James holds a 1st
class degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Cambridge University.