James O’Connor

COO

James O’Connor is the COO of Aperture Investors. His 25+ year career in finance has included exposure to global markets and multiple areas of the asset management business. Most recently, James served as a Partner and Executive Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management, where he lead business management and portfolio finance. Previously, he was Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in London, where he was the European Head of Securities Lending and Co-Head of Prime Brokerage. Prior to Goldman he served as a Principal and Analyst at Paine Webber and Bankers Trust in Singapore and Hong Kong.

James is an avid fitness enthusiast and is a partner in a growing boutique fitness and yoga company in the NYC area. He earned his B.S. in international studies from the University of Scranton and currently serves as a Trustee at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, New Jersey.

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