James Dowd

James Dowd


North Capital

Jim Dowd is Founder and CEO of North Capital Investment Technology (NCIT), which provides infrastructure technology and services for exempt securities offerings to financial intermediaries and primary issuers; North Capital Private Securities (NCPS), a registered agency broker-dealer for online capital formation and the operator of the PPEX alternative trading system (ATS); and North Capital Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor offering discretionary and non-discretionary investment management and advisory services.

Prior to forming North Capital, Mr. Dowd, who has 37 years of experience in global financial markets, was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where he led the hedge fund advisory team and developed and managed the firm’s HedgeSelect platform. Before Bear, Mr. Dowd was a portfolio manager for seven years, focused on convertible bond and options arbitrage. He also spent nine years with Bankers Trust in New York, London and Tokyo where he was Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Trading for Asia and a Partner of Bankers Trust. Mr. Dowd began his career with Samuel Montagu Capital Markets Inc., a boutique investment bank, in New York.

He currently serves on the boards of two private companies, in addition to North Capital, and has previously served as a trustee for several non-profit organizations.

Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS), majoring in international economics, finance and commerce. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).