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James Fernandes, CFA, CPA


James Fernandes is an analyst covering the industrials and consumer discretionary (ex-media and consumer services) sectors at Kopernik Global Investors. Previously, James was a global equity analyst at Vinik Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a senior equity analyst and co-portfolio manager for Lazard Asset Management and Allianz Global Investors, where he was responsible for co-managing a SMID long-only and all-cap long/short value portfolio. Prior to Lazard and Allianz, James was a global equity analyst for Independence Investments covering the industrial and consumer sectors. He began his investment career at TD Asset Management, the investment management division of one of Canada’s largest banks, managing portfolios for high net worth individuals.

James earned his bachelor of science in accounting from York University and MBA from Cornell University. He has received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a CPA. James is fluent in Portuguese.