James has fine wine in his blood, growing up with family connections into arguably the greatest dynasty in Bordeaux.
A founding member of the APM team, James has worked in the fine wine trade for nearly ten years. He advises several HNW clients on their wine investments, and also specialises in creating proprietary in-house account and stock management systems. James’ combination of IT and systems knowledge allied to a keen understanding of the international fine wine trade ensures APM is at the forefront of advances in the wine investment world.
David qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in the late 80s and worked in property until 1995 at which point he qualified as a stockbroker and began a career in the city. David joined the fine wine trade in 2000, where he has worked since. In 2009 he established Amphora Portfolio Management (APM), a bespoke wine investment business advising private investors. Under David’s guidance, APM has become one of the most respected and innovative wine investment businesses in the market.
Phil graduated from St Andrew’s University in 1980 and joined Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong.
On returning to the UK in 1985 he became an Asian equities broker. In 2001 he joined Deutsche Bank where he built the first ever composite Global Emerging Markets distribution platform, before retiring from the industry in 2008. Since that time he has been a freelance journalist, active private investor, and property developer. His first investment in fine wine was in 1998.
Paul is a former financial futures trader on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). It was during this time whilst entertaining clients, he developed his love affair with fine wine and became aware of its potential as an investment commodity. Paul entered the wine trade in 2000 and is WSET qualified.
Mike is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years experience in the equity finance area of investment banking, with specific roles in Prime Brokerage client management and product management at Merrill Lynch, West LB, and Dresdner Bank. In recent years Mike has managed his own property portfolio and held several FD roles in small and medium sized enterprises.
Charlie has 16 years of professional financial experience in the Asia wealth management industry. Working specifically with high net-worth clients, Charlie has observed the potential of the fine wine sector as a private collector and portfolio manager.
He has a passion for fine wine and committed to the promotion of the personal family office model.
Christy is a widely-travelled investment specialist, with an MBA from the UK and WSET certification. She has a proven track record in the Chinese wine industry, having been employed as a regional head of marketing at ASC, the leading wine distributor in China. Her passion is for fine wine investment, with its excellent potential for growth in the current market environment.
Cecilia entered the wine trade in 2003 and is a qualified Sommelier, wine writer and wine judge. She moved to India in 2007 where she has been instrumental in sparking the Indian Wine Revolution. During her time with Sula, the wine company grew to become India’s largest wine producer with today 65% domestic market share and its import arm Sula Selections is one of India’s leading wine and spirits importers.
She has over the years developed her love affair with fine wine and become aware of its potential as an investment commodity. Her first investment in fine wine was in 2015.