James Belmont, Partner, climate risk lead

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James Belmont, Partner, climate risk lead

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As a maths graduate, James quickly found his way into financial services risk management. James has a personal passion for addressing the climate challenge. When climate change rose up the agenda of the financial services sector, he jumped at the opportunity to bring Baringa’s unique expertise in climate change and the transition to net zero to our financial services clients.

James has over 20 years’ experience in risk management in financial services, including almost a decade at Barclays where he led the Group Risk Analytics function through the financial crisis, and subsequently led the Credit Portfolio Risk Management and Treasury Modelling teams.

James is Baringa’s Climate Risk & Strategy Lead, supporting financial services clients in incorporating climate change into their risk management frameworks and their strategic decision-making.  This includes supporting clients with over $14 trillion of assets to embed Baringa’s Climate Change Scenario Model, and to use the insights to inform their portfolio management.

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife Karen, and his two teenage children.  He also enjoys running (sometimes attempting to keep up with his son) and cooking.

Recent publications: 
Dynamic scenario analysis for climate change is the right strategic choice

Baringa wins Global Climate Risk Innovation Award