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James Crombie is a global equity long/short portfolio manager.


He currently runs a global long short portfolio with a focus on developed markets. He has delivered 61% returns (47% alpha) since inception in 2020.

Earlier, he was Head of Research at Petrus Advisers, a London-based hedge fund. In 2019, the year James was appointed Head of Research, and after making extensive changes to the investment process, the fund was awarded Eurohedge's Highest Performing European Hedge Fund (<500m AUM) with a net return of 43%.

He was first exposed to investing at the age of 6, when his grandfather bought him some Telstra (TLS AU) shares. It sparked a lifetime fascination with investing. James completed his first merger arbitrage trade at the age of 16 while interning at a stockbroking firm. He joined the investment management industry in 2013.

He is a CFA charterholder and holds a Masters degree from London Business School, which he attended on a scholarship. He also holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce (Finance) and Science (Biomedical) from the University of Queensland.

In his spare time, James is a surfer and a tailor.

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