Following a career in International Banking, James has recently joined Vantage Point to establish an office in the New York metropolitan area, covering the Americas. For the past 15 years he was a Managing Director of Northern Trust Company’s largest subsidiary, The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation and had headed the Global Sales and Relationship Management team since 1991. He was responsible for global business development and managing relationships with international banks, investment managers, fund administrators and other institutional clients. James also served on the Board of Directors of The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), the international banking affiliate of The American Bankers Association, in Washington, D.C. from 2003 until 2020. He served multiple terms as Vice Chairman and a decade on the Executive Committee.