Previously, James was Director of Valuation Research in Morningstar's Financial Communications business, and led the group that produced the Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Valuation Yearbook; Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Classic Yearbook; Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook; and various international cost of capital reports.
James is a co-author of the Valuation Handbook series along with Kroll colleagues Carla Nunes and Roger Grabowski. These include: the Valuation Handbook – International Guide to Cost of Capital; the Valuation Handbook – International Industry Cost of Capital; the Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital; and the Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital. The information and data in the valuation handbooks are now available exclusively through the Kroll's (formerly Duff & Phelps) online Cost of Capital Navigator platform at dpcostofcapital.com.
James is a contributing author to the Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, 5th Edition and is a Kroll contributor to the Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Yearbook.
James holds an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University.