James founded Mayfair 101 in 2009, an international investment and corporate advisory group with a portfolio of assets spanning more than 10 countries and offices in London, Sydney and Melbourne. The group operates a unique investment banking-style model that specialises in unlocking value by provision capital and expertise, while providing investors with the opportunity to earn reliable returns from quality assets.
In 2017, he founded income investment company IPO Wealth, the investment manager of the IPO Wealth Fund operating under the umbrella of Mayfair 101. Since inception the fund has raised over AU$120 million and has a track record of providing strong returns to investors. At M12 Global, James brings the same vision and commitment to offering outstanding income opportunities to investors in the UK.
James has immense expertise in identifying opportunities in a broad range of markets, assembling global teams and advisory boards, and executing strategic business plans to create value for stakeholders and investors. He draws on significant hands-on experience in consulting to over 2,000 businesses on business growth strategies throughout his early career.
He has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Investment Finance) from the University of Western Australia, and has substantial hands-on international corporate finance, management and advisory experience having held a previous role as Managing Director of an ASX-listed digital media company.
He has been regularly been featured on Bloomberg, Sky Business News, the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Your Money, Switzer Financial, Proactive Investor, Qantas Magazine and various other leading financial publications in Australia and internationally. He is also a former recipient of the WA Business News 40 Under 40 Award.