James Cheng joined Private Capital in 2015 and has been involved with a number of transactions in the specialty finance, insurance, and asset management space. James has also been involved with a number of portfolio companies including Nextgen Group, BayBridge Seniors Housing, Lancaster Aircraft Leasing, SeaCube Container Leasing, BroadStreet Partners, NXT Capital, and Catalina.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', James worked in investment banking in the Diversified Industries group at BMO Capital Markets.

James holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy program and a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo. James is also a CFA charterholder.