Mr. James Tam
James Tam is the Head of Asia-Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at Morgan Stanley. He has 20 years of investment banking experience, having started his career with Morgan Stanley in 1998 as a financial analyst. He has worked in the New York and Hong Kong offices in the investment banking, institutional equities and fixed income divisions, gaining substantial quantitative and analytical experience in advising on complex transactions and analysing corporate and investment strategies.
He joined Morgan Stanley’s M&A department in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, with his primary focus on building the China M&A franchise. In 2011, he was promoted to managing director and became the chief operating officer of the M&A department. He became head of Asia-Pacific M&A in 2014, and manages a 30-person team while overseeing the firm’s M&A franchise, including origination and execution of M&A mandates and business development across the Asia-Pacific.
Mr Tam has extensive corporate finance experience in providing advice, developing transaction structures and executing innovative, customised solutions as part of multiple landmark cross-border M&A transactions.