James leads the strategic direction of DARMA Capital, a CFTC registered investment fund, with his extensive experience in blockchain and investment management. James has 30+ years of capital markets experience which began on the derivative exchanges in Chicago and Paris in the late 80’s. He later joined Lehman Brothers, to manage a proprietary arbitrage book of derivatives, to make markets in OTC equities/warrants/options, and to create a global risk management group for the Private Client division, encompassing the credit exposure of Lehman’s London, Hong Kong and Swiss banks. Subsequently, James co-founded September Investors, a hedge fund investing in longevity risk through life settlements and insurance premium financing. James has been involved in blockchain technology since 2013 and joined ConsenSys, a global core blockchain company, as Director of Capital Markets. James advises a broad spectrum of financial institutions and regulatory agencies on blockchain strategy and institutional infrastructure.