James Ilori, CFA was appointed Chief Executive Officer of First City Asset Management Ltd, Nigeria, in July 2014. Previously, he was a Fixed Income Fund Manager with Crown Agents Investment Management in the United Kingdom, where he worked for over seven years. He had primary responsibility for managing single-currency portfolios in excess of US$200million for institutional clients, including Central Banks and Pension Funds.  Also, James co-managed multi-currency portfolios of about US$1billion. Prior to his role as a Fund Manager, James worked for Guaranty Trust Bank plc in Nigeria for eight years, and gained exposure to corporate banking, internal control and domestic operations.

James holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and an MSc in Economics from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He also has an MBA from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. James is a CFA Charterholder.