James Aldige | Ivy Road Partners
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James Aldige co-founded Ivy Road Partners. Ivy Road was a full-service investment office, providing endowment-style asset management for families and affiliated foundations. As one of three Managing Partners, James served as the Head of Public Investments. In this role, he designed and led all aspects of the firm’s public investment program, which included both third-party managers and a concentrated direct equity portfolio. He also assumed COO responsibilities which included building out extensive firm and fund infrastructure, regulatory compliance, and service provider oversight.
Prior to co-founding Ivy Road, James spent seven years at Tiger Eye Capital, a fundamental long/short equity hedge fund based in New York with strategic backing from Julian Robertson and Tiger Management. At Tiger Eye, James was a Partner and Managing Director and held primary responsibility for the fund’s investments in the tech/media/telecom, consumer/retail, and business services sectors. Prior to Tiger Eye, James was an investment banking associate in the London office of Merrill Lynch & Co.
James holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an MPhil with distinction in Economic History from Oxford University. He holds a BA with high distinction in Economics and History from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa.
James serves on several UVA-related boards and initiatives, including the Alumni Association Board of Managers, the Licensing & Venture Group Seed Fund advisory board, and the Jefferson Scholars Foundation national selection committee.