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Head of European Equities and Lead Manager - European Alpha
James Rutherford is Head of European Equities and lead portfolio manager of the European Alpha strategy. He is also co-portfolio manager for the Europe ex-UK, Eurozone, and Sustainable Europe strategies. He joined the international business of Federated Hermes in 2009 as Co-Head of Investment for Hermes Sourcecap, now European Equities at the international business of Federated Hermes.
James began his career at Fidelity as a pan-European research analyst, initially specialising in areas such as property, transportation, autos and media. In 1995 he became a pan-European portfolio manager and co-managed the UK Recovery Trust, which was ranked first in its peer group during that period. James was ultimately responsible for a $19bn portfolio of pan-European institutional funds, and he remained at Fidelity until 2006, when he co-founded Sourcecap with the aim of building a best-in-class investment boutique focused on excellence in European equity management. James graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Theoretical Economics.