James Barclay

Portfolio Manager

James joined Octopus in May 2014 and is a Portfolio Manager within the Specialist Finance team where he is responsible for coordinating valuations processes, managing some of our legacy assets and supporting new investment origination/execution.
Before joining Octopus, James spent 4 years with KPMG Corporate Finance working on valuations and M&A across a range of sectors. Prior to this, James worked for Dubai World’s private equity arm in the UAE, primarily focusing on leisure and real estate assets, having originally started his career with UBS in London.
James is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds a MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading and studied Engineering at the University of Southampton.