James Magness

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James Magness

Director, Energy & Resources

Metals & Mining

James has two decades’ experience in finance and investments, with more than 10 years in the equity markets, mostly in research (but also equity sales), both buy-side and sell-side. Most recently he was senior equity analyst at a hedge fund in charge of long-short energy-related stock ideas. He has covered stocks spanning O&G, utilities, chemicals, and cleantech (wind, solar, electric vehicles, energy storage and energy efficiency). In 2014, he took time out of the markets to set up an award-winning company-level research team at NGO, CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), publishing innovative research, ranking industry groupings of companies on climate-related metrics, with a link to impact on earnings. Also, he was a consultant to another NGO, Carbon Tracker Initiative. He is a qualified chartered accountant (FCA), having spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in both their tax advisory and corporate finance divisions. He graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in physics.

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