James is chief investment officer at Nutmeg, having joined in 2015 from Coutts & Co. A self-confessed ETF geek, James is regularly quoted in the national and industry press and has been voted one of Private Asset Manager’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ in each of the last three years. James holds a BSc in International Business from Nottingham Business School, the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate, and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing. He can be found tweeting @j_a_mcmanus
Why we’re no longer underweight government bonds
5 May 2023|5 min
After a torrid year for government bonds in 2022, there’s been more positive signs from the asset class so far this year. We explain what’s changed, and why the Nutmeg investment team is no longer underweight the asset class versus our risk benchmarks.
Special Report: Climate risks and consequences
28 October 2021|19 min
In the second of our series looking at the medium-term structural shifts that global investment assets will be exposed to, we focus on climate and natural resource disruption, and the risks and opportunities these can create for the global economy and investors in the decades ahead.
Why does Nutmeg prefer ETFs to mutual funds?
2 April 2020|6 min
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds have similar structures, are widely available to investors and each offer exposure to a range of different assets. They are even regulated in much the same way. So, why do we prefer ETFs at Nutmeg?
What does “gating” mean and could it happen at Nutmeg?
1 August 2019|6 min
You may have recently come across the term gating, which is the practice of temporarily blocking withdrawals from an investment fund – imagine putting up a gate to stop money coming out. In this blog we explain why fund managers and their corporate directors are sometimes forced to take this step, and whether it could ever happen in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market that Nutmeg invests in.