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James Vella-Bamber,
Group Head of Private Debt

James leads the Group’s real assets team in Luxembourg. Serving an international portfolio of real estate and infrastructure clients, he oversees all real asset accounting and administration activities, general operations, product development and client service delivery for this jurisdiction.

James is also a board member of Aztec Luxembourg and handles the approval and implementation of policies, procedures and system enhancements across the Luxembourg office.

Background and experience

James initially joined our Jersey office in February 2016, before relocating to Luxembourg later that year to assume his current role. Prior to accepting a position at the Group, James was a Managing Director at State Street Alternative Investment Solutions, where he had held numerous roles in client service and operations across their Singapore, London and Jersey offices.

Before working at State Street, James trained and qualified as a chartered certified accountant while working for PwC in his home country of Malta. During a nine-year tenure with PwC, which also saw him work in Milan and Jersey, James specialised in audit, with a particular focus on private equity and real estate.


  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (chartered accountant).
  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Outside of the office

James has an innate love of travelling and a passion for experiencing new cultures and local cuisines, having visited over 60 countries across six continents. When he is not travelling, he enjoys cooking as well as spending time with family and friends.

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