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Dr David James

David James

David James has been a business and finance jounalist for almost thrity years and is an SMSF trustee. 

David James

David James has a PhD from Monash University and has had 28 years as a leading business and finance journalist, 25 of which were at BRW. He began his journalism career covering business for the Melbourne Herald, then AAA banking magazine, then BRW. He was the longest serving BRW journalist, covering a wide range of areas including finance, economics, stock markets, management and globalisation. In the late 1980s he worked as an in house analyst for the stock broker JB Were & 
Sons, during which time he had extensive exposure to the workings of all aspects of investment markets, including private client analysis, institutional analysis, bond markets, fixed interest securities and currencies. 

David was the only mainstream journalist in Australia to foresee the global financial crisis, writing about the risks long before they came to a head in 2007. He has developed a distinctive understanding of the global financial markets and the globalisation of business, having interviewed many of the world authorities on the subject and chief executives of some of the world’s global corporations. He has also travelled extensively to China and throughout Asia, witnessing the region’s economic rise. He has channelled his vast investment journalistic skills and experience to assist investors using a self managed super fund structure to maximise their investment outcomes. He is a trustee of his own self managed super fund.


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