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Heather James

Federal Street Partners, LLC

Darien, CT, USA

Principal, Investment Research

Federal Street Partners, LLC

Heather James

Biography

Heather James is Principal, Investment Research and a member of the Investment Committee at Federal Street Partners, which provided a broad range of investors with alternative investment strategies, including enhanced risk/return strategies through global fund of funds products, for emerging and developed markets; today, the firm focuses on global advisory services.

Heather is responsible for global hedge fund manager research and sourcing, including Emerging Markets and portfolio allocation on behalf of the firm’s advisory clients. She selects and monitors investments with managers, focusing on qualitative characteristics vs quantitative analysis and she contributes to overall portfolio management.

Prior to Federal Street Partners, Heather was a Consultant for Insinger de Beaufort, an Anglo Dutch Private Banking & Trust Group. Her primary responsibility was to develop relationships with hedge fund managers, fund of funds, prime brokers, family offices and financial institutions. As a result, she gained vast research experience within the hedge fund industry.

Previously, Heather worked for SAC Capital Management, a Connecticut-based hedge fund and served 17 years with The Anglo African Group, a financial services firm. She relocated with the firm’s Johannesburg headquarters to New York before moving to work for Standard New York, a subsidiary of Standard Bank, London Ltd. which itself is a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Bank Group, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Heather is a Member of 100 Women in Finance; Member of the Metropolitan Club; Trustee of The One East Sixtieth Street Historical Foundation; Member of The Greenwich Roundtable and SAORA.

Heather was educated at Carr's Commercial College, Pretoria, South Africa after graduating from Roedean School, Johannesburg.

Heather James’ Background

Principal, Investment Research
Mar 2003 - Present
Darien, CT, USA
A global Advisory Firm. Research focuses on hedge fund, emerging (smaller, newer, entrepreneurial) and emerging market managers domiciled in the UK, Europe, Asia & USA and to a lesser extent Africa.
Consultant
Apr 2000 - Dec 2002
Greenwich, CT, USA
Heather's primary responsibility at Insinger de Beaufort, a Luxembourg-based international banking and trust group was developing relationships with hedge fund managers, fund of funds, prime brokers, family offices & financial institutions.
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Other Business Interests

Member
2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Heather is a Charter Angel with 100 Women in Finance, previously '100 Women in Hedge Funds', is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers.
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Metropolitan Club
Member
2004 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Metropolitan Club, established in 1891, is a private club in Manhattan, with its first elected President being J. Pierpoint Morgan.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

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One East Sixtieth Street Historical Foundation
Trustee
New York, NY, USA
The foundation that protects the history surrounding Metropolitan Club of New York, established in 1891, located on Manhattan's 5th Avenue.

Previous Non-Executive Positions

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100 Women in Finance
Global Board Member
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
New York, NY, USA
100 Women in Finance (previously 100 Women in Hedge Funds) is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers.

Heather James’ Education

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Carr's Commercial College, Pretoria
1974 - 1975