Investment Director

Ben James

Ben has over eight years’ experience working in investment management and appraisal. He is a CFA charter holder and also holds the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business, the ICAEW/CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham.

Ben started his career in 2010 at Credit Suisse in Guernsey where he worked as part of a team managing discretionary investment portfolios on behalf of institutional and HNW clients. In 2012 Ben moved to work for Credit Suisse Asset Management in London where he performed a similar role. Ben left Credit Suisse in 2014 to travel before taking a role at a start-up, where he was responsible for founding a business division that grew into a team of 20. More recently, Ben spent three years working in corporate finance and transaction services at KPMG where he performed company valuations, conducted transaction due diligence for commercial and private equity clients, and provided strategy and corporate finance advice to a variety of SMEs.

Ben has a passion for helping small business owners grow their firms and achieve their objectives. He joined 1818 Venture Capital in 2018 as an Investment Manager working on both the Venture Capital and Special Situations strategies. Ben is a Guernsey resident.

Meet our other team members

Tim Parkes

Tim Parkes

Director

Richard Avery-Wright

Richard Avery-Wright

Co-Chief Investment Officer

David Fitch

David Fitch

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

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