James brings more than 25 years of investment experience within the Australian funds management industry to his role at Pentalpha.
James commenced with Pentalpha Investment Management in January 2018 as Director Distribution, chiefly responsible for advisor channel & dealer group institutional relationships across the business.
Prior to this, James was self-employed for 4 years operating under the name of Parkella Consulting, retained by several privately-owned boutique funds management firms, primarily for the provision of distribution services. Pentalpha initially engaged James in this capacity in July 2016 prior to his full-time appointment.
Before this, James was an Investment Specialist with Colonial First State Global Asset Management, responsible for distribution across bank and non-bank Financial Institutions (wealth management and investment advisory) for equities, bonds, property, infrastructure and international funds.
In this capacity, James had joint responsibility for relationship retention in respect of $1.5 billion in funds. James’ prior roles include National Distribution Manager, Garda Capital Group and Associate Director, ABN AMRO Morgans.