Rob James joined the company in 2013 and is a member of the UK equity team. He joined from Aviva Investors where he had been an analyst since 2010. Prior to joining Aviva he had been a European banks analyst at Insight Investment since 2004. Rob has been a banks analyst since 1993. He started his career as a UK equity analyst at Baring Asset Management in 1989, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in natural sciences. He is an associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.