James Purcell is the Group Head of ESG, Sustainable, and Impact Investing at Quintet Private Bank. Quintet is privately held and operates out of over 50 cities across Europe.

Previously, James was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing of UBS Wealth Management. His career has taken him to roles located in London, Hong Kong, and Zurich and, in 2018 he was named by Financial News as a Rising star of asset management under 40. Under his supervision, UBS won variants of Best Private Bank for sustainable investing from Euromoney, Asia Private Banker, and Financial Times publications.

James graduated from the University of Oxford with a B. A (honors) in Modern History and graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA (high honors). He holds the CFA qualification.