CEO, Cicero Capital
James Oates is one of the best known and most experienced figures in Central & Eastern European finance. He currently runs Cicero Capital, a specialist investment company focused on Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) based in Tallinn. He is also a member of the council of Limestone Funds, a specialist asset management business active across CEE.
In a distinguished career he has been Head of Eastern European Equities at UBS and Lazard, has invested as a fund manager in the region for Flemings Investment Management, and began his career at JP Morgan in corporate finance. In the past, he has been rated a number one analyst by Greenwich Investors and Institutional Investor magazine.
James Oates has a close affinity with the Baltic States, including Lithuania. He was one of the initiators of the Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC) and a frequent speaker in various economic events held in Lithuania.