James Barty

director of investment strategy, Church Commissioners for England

James Barty is responsible for all non real estate investments at the Commissioners including public equities, absolute return, fixed income and private markets (PE, credit, VC).

James is also responsible for tactical asset allocation hedging for the fund involving the use of derivatives in equities, rates and foreign exchange. He set up TAA from scratch including building a suite of machine learning models to act as fund radar on turning points.

Previously, James was head of global cross asset strategy at Bank of America, head of macro strategy and principal at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, head of global and European equity strategy at Deutsche Bank and co-head of global economics at Deutsche Bank.

In addition, he has been head of financial policy at Policy Exchange and head of strategy at the British Bankers Association.