James River Capital

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James River Capital
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Native name
James River Capital
Investment Firm
Founded 📆The Saunders Family Foundation
Founder 👔Paul Saunders, Kevin Brandt
Headquarters 🏙️Manakin-Sabot, Virginia,
United States
Number of locations
Areas served 🗺️
Greater Richmond, Virginia
Key people
Paul Saunders, Kevin Brandt, Laura Piper McGrath, Holly Harrison, Dieter Oelschlager, James Hart, Robert T. Eads, John Heitmuller
ServicesAlternative Investments
OwnersPaul Saunders, Kevin Brandt
Number of employees
🌐 Websitehttps://www.jrcc.net/
📇 Address58 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, USA 23103
📞 telephone804-578-4500
🥚 TwitterJamesrivercap
👍 Facebookjamesriver.capital.3
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James River Capital got its start at Kidder, Peabody & Co. as an alternative investments department. When Paul Saunders and Kevin Brandt acquired the division nearly a decade later in 1995, they transformed it into the renowned investment agency it is today.

At the time, Saunders and Brandt were the two senior officers in the department. When they made the bold decision to strike out on their own, a prestigious investment service was born. The company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, provides valuable insight into portfolio structuring, investment methods, corporate credit, and pricing anomalies. Much like when Kidder, Peabody & Co established the department, James River Capital remains focused on alternative investments.

Over the last 26 years, James River Capital has made tremendous strides. In addition to achieving positive returns, the company’s also built a loyal and dynamic clientele. As a result, James River Capital has risen to great prominence and was decorated for its outstanding achievements, earning the Hedge Fund Performance Award and an Investors Choice Award. These accolades are some of the many feathers in the company’s hat.

While these feats have allowed James River Capital to eclipse its competitors, it’s the firm’s investment philosophy that makes it so unique. Unlike traditional investment firms, James River Capital believes in the power of alternative investments. In the hopes of showing prospective investors the efficacy of this unconventional approach, James River Capital hones in on equity strategies, convertible arbitrage, and distressed credit. These strategy sectors are often difficult to digest, making James River Capital a godsend to asset managers and financial advisors.

Recognized as a leader in its industry, James River Capital is known for its sage counsel and guidance. At its core, James River Capital seeks to provide individuals and corporations with the financial resources they need to make informed and savvy decisions. The company’s overall purpose is to help diversify investment portfolios through fixed-income instruments. While James River Capital understands the significance of traditional investments, it hopes to unveil the power of alternative options.

With growth on the horizon, James River Capital is expected to make an even greater impact on the financial sphere. From event-driven strategies to global macroeconomic securities, James River Capital excels in countless fields. Clients partner with an award-winning and highly sought-after investment firm when they place their trust in James River Capital.


James River Capital was founded in 1986 as KP Futures Management Corp. as the alternative investments department of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. James River Capital became an independent firm when Paul Saunders and Kevin Brandt acquired the firm from Kidder.

James River Capital is a registered Investment Advisor with the SEC, and a registered Commodity Trading Advisor an Commofity Pool Operator with the CFTC.

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