Jim is Co-Head of Real Assets at abrdn responsible for co-managing the investment program across natural resources including: energy, mining, timber and agriculture. Jim was a Partner at FLAG prior to joining the company via the firm’s acquisition in 2015. Prior to joining FLAG in 2006, Jim was Managing Director of real assets and private equity for the Brown University Investment Office, where he was responsible for all real estate, energy, timber and commodities investments on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to Brown, Jim was part of the three-person real assets investment team at Princeton University Investment Company, where he was involved in all manager due diligence, manager selection and portfolio construction efforts on behalf of the University’s endowment. Prior to his tenure at Princeton University, Jim worked at Nassau Capital, a private firm investing on behalf of Princeton University. He also worked for Corporate Realty Investment Company and began his real estate career at his family consulting firm, Gasperoni & Company.
Jim holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), an MS in Real Estate from MIT and a BS from Boston College. He is also a CFA® charterholder.