James joined Johnston Asset Management in 2011 as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Managing Director/Shareholder and Senior Portfolio Manager at Ark Asset Management in New York for 14 years where he managed assets in excess of $1 billion for a diverse group of institutional clients. Most recently he was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at the Winchester Group in New York. Early in his career, Jim gained valuable experience in various areas of the investment business at Morgan Stanley Asset Management, Mitchell Hutchins and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

James’ volunteer experience includes serving as a Councilman and a volunteer fireman in his local community. He also serves on the Finance Committee for his church.

James has a BA from Skidmore College and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. His background in the securities industry spans more than 25 years.