James Ayling, CFA is a Research Analyst within JM Finn’s Equity Research team which is responsible for UK and overseas equity coverage. Prior to joining JM Finn, James worked in venture capital, investing in early stage mobility and travel companies including Voyage, an autonomous vehicle company, and Festicket, a live music festival booking platform.
Before this, James was a member of BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) group which is responsible for developing, assembling and managing investment strategies focused on benchmark-relative and outcome-orientated client objectives. James earned a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Bath and as part of his degree, James completed an industrial placement in UBS Global Asset Management’s Multi-Asset group.
Outside of work, James likes to keep fit and healthy, enjoys cooking for family and friends, runs a small cufflink enterprise (Off The Cuff) and every now and again he attempts to strum a few cords on his dusty guitar.
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