James P. Dowd
James P. Dowd
Founder and Managing Directorjdowd@northcapital.com
James Dowd is Founder and Managing Director of North Capital Private Securities (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer focused on the marketing and distribution of private funds and the securities of private companies; North Capital Investment Technology (NCIT), which provides technology for the financial services industry; and North Capital Inc., a registered investment advisor. NCPS is the designated broker-dealer for many securities funding platforms in the seed equity, real estate and private fund markets.
Prior to forming North Capital, Mr. Dowd, who has 30 years of experience in the global financial markets, was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Hedge Fund Advisory and Fund of Funds Team at Bear Stearns Asset Management. At Bear, he led the portfolio management team in advising clients and allocating capital to non-affiliate hedge funds. Before Bear, Mr. Dowd was Founder and Managing Partner at North Capital, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, Commodities Trading Advisor and Commodities Pool Operator. Mr. Dowd launched North Capital, LLC following three years with Tokai Asia Limited (Hong Kong), a proprietary trading subsidiary of Tokai Bank Group, where he was responsible for arbitrage strategies, focusing on convertible bond and options arbitrage. He also spent nine years with Bankers Trust in New York, London and Tokyo where he was promoted to Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Trading for Asia, Branch Manager of BT Asia Securities Ltd. Tokyo, and a Partner of Bankers Trust. Mr. Dowd began his career with Samuel Montagu Capital Markets Inc., a boutique investment bank.
Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS), majoring in international economics, finance and commerce. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant. He serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies and is a founding trustee of the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco.