James P. Dowd, CFA, CPA
About James P. Dowd, CFA, CPA
Founder and Managing Directorjdowd@northcapital.com
James Dowd is Founder and CEO of North Capital Private Securities (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer focused on origination, placement, and clearing of exempt securities; North Capital Investment Technology (NCIT), which provides technology for the exempt securities market; and North Capital Inc., a registered investment advisor. NCPS is the designated broker-dealer for many securities funding platforms in the early stage equity, real estate, private funds, and securities token markets.
Prior to forming North Capital, Mr. Dowd, who has 33 years of experience in the global financial markets, was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Hedge Fund Advisory and Fund of Funds business at Bear Stearns. At Bear, he led the portfolio management team in advising clients and allocating capital to non-affiliate hedge funds. Before Bear, Mr. Dowd managed the Lodgepole Fund, a multi-strategy arbitrage fund, and was a proprietary trader with Tokai Asia Limited (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of Tokai Bank Group, where he was responsible for arbitrage strategies. He also spent nine years with Bankers Trust in New York, London and Tokyo where he was 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 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a BS in Foreign Service, majoring in international economics, finance and commerce, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 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.