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James Newman

Co-Head - perfORM Due Diligence Services Limited London 

James is a pioneer in the Operational Due Diligence (ODD) space, with over 15 years’ experience in creating practices, developing standards and performing ODD.

This includes leading an allocator delegation to negotiate fund corporate governance standards with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and pioneering private equity ODD in 2012.

James is the former Global Head of ODD at Barclays Wealth, he was responsible for developing and leading operational risk assessments across the bank’s retail and non-retail investment product offerings.

Prior to Barclays, he was the Head of ODD for Liberty Ermitage Group, James vetoed an investment in Madoff in 2008 preventing significant losses and reputational damage to the firm and clients.


  • BA (Hons), ACA

In Their Spare Time

James is a keen road cyclist, he also enjoys spending quality time with his young family.


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