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James Fortescue

James Fortescue
Founding Partner & CEO
Piton Investment Management

  • Over 20 years of experience building, operating and managing companies, investment portfolios and relationships in the financial services space.

  • COO at Annaly Capital Management, Inc.(“Annaly”). He began his career at Annaly in 1995 until 2014 in various roles including Head of Liabilities, Chief of Staff, Managing Director, Executive Vice President and was a member of Annaly’s Executive, Operations, and Risk Committees.

  • Director of RCap Securities, a FINRA regulated broker-dealer.

  • Director of Shannon Funding LLC, a warehouse lending company. 

  • Served on multiple industry panels including a Financial Stability Board panel in front of the G-20 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Markets Stability panel in front of the US Treasury Department and the Risk Management Association Securities Lending and Borrowing Legal & Regulatory Round Table. 

  • Serves as Portfolio Manager of the ClearShares Ultra-Short Maturity ETF (NYSE: OPER) and Managing Partner of U.S. Capital Wealth Advisors, LLC. 

  • Serves on the Board of Trustees of Don Bosco Prep High School and board of Halo Investing, Inc. 

  • B.S. in Finance from Siena College. New York Institute of Finance for intense mortgage-backed securities studies.

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