About EFT



Dr James Nye

Group Vice Chairman

Dr James Nye is a co-founder and Vice Chairman of EFT.

James was born in 1961 in Sussex, UK. He studied Theology at Oxford University before moving to the City, where he gained extensive experience as an emerging markets professional during a career which spanned more than 20 years in international banking and finance.

James started his banking career in 1983 with Charterhouse J. Rothschild, moving to California's First Interstate Bank, joining its London emerging market debt trading operation in 1985 – a business later acquired by Standard Chartered in the early 1990s. James helped to run the bank's emerging market debt trading and securities origination business. His career spanned debt swaps, debt-to-equity financing, new issuance activity and the development of derivative-based finance.

In early 1994, James moved to Kidder, Peabody, as a Senior Vice President in charge of its emerging market euro-security trading and new issuance business, before moving to GML International Limited in March 1995 to join Vuk Hamović as a Director. In the latter part of the 1990's he was much involved in developing emerging market investment funds, in one of which various energy related financing transactions made a natural progression towards the formation of EFT in 2000 with Vuk Hamović and other colleagues.

James holds a PhD in financial history from King’s College London (2011), and lives and works in London.