James de Uphaugh

Executive Chairman, Chief Investment Officer

James de Uphaugh is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Majedie Asset Management. He is a Fund Manager and Analyst with 32 years’ investment experience in UK and international equity markets. James is responsible for co-managing the UK Equity Fund and managing the Edinburgh Investment Trust.

Before co-founding Majedie in 2002, James had been a Managing Director at Mercury Asset Management (subsequently acquired by Merrill Lynch, now BlackRock), where he was also Chairman of the UK Investment Group and Alpha Team Leader. While at Mercury, he was responsible for managing institutional portfolios with combined UK equity assets of £1.4bn.

James joined Mercury Asset Management in 1988. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Jesus College, Cambridge. He holds the ASIP qualification and is an Associate Member of the CFA Society of the UK.

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