James Pallotta

Director's Office
  • Chairman, Raptor Group
  • Advisory Council Member

James J. Pallotta is chairman and managing director of the Raptor Group, a diversified financial services firm that provides investment management and advisory services. Pallotta began his professional career at Essex Investment Management Company, Inc. as a vice president, and began directing client capital in 1987. In 1989, he became a senior vice president and director of research, and he was appointed to the board of directors of Essex in 1990. Pallotta joined Tudor Investment Corporation as the managing director of the U.S. Equity Securities Group in 1993; he became a member of the Management Committee in 1996 and was named vice-chairman in 2005. He also served as a director, executive manager, and member of the Capital Allocation Committee of Tudor Group Holdings. While at Tudor, he served as the principal portfolio manager for the Raptor Global Funds, which he launched in 1993 with $200 million in assets under management. At the peak, Pallotta was responsible for managing in excess of $11 billion of assets under the Raptor strategy. He played an integral role with respect to Tudor's efforts in direct and co-inve… View full description

James J. Pallotta is chairman and managing director of the Raptor Group, a diversified financial services firm that provides investment management and advisory services. Pallotta began his professional career at Essex Investment Management Company, Inc. as a vice president, and began directing client capital in 1987. In 1989, he became a senior vice president and director of research, and he was appointed to the board of directors of Essex in 1990. Pallotta joined Tudor Investment Corporation as the managing director of the U.S. Equity Securities Group in 1993; he became a member of the Management Committee in 1996 and was named vice-chairman in 2005. He also served as a director, executive manager, and member of the Capital Allocation Committee of Tudor Group Holdings. While at Tudor, he served as the principal portfolio manager for the Raptor Global Funds, which he launched in 1993 with $200 million in assets under management. At the peak, Pallotta was responsible for managing in excess of $11 billion of assets under the Raptor strategy. He played an integral role with respect to Tudor's efforts in direct and co-investments in private equity and third-party hedge funds. He served as one of three members on Tudor Ventures' Investment Committee.

In 2009, Pallotta spun out from Tudor and founded Raptor Group, a Boston-based investment management firm. In his portfolio management role at Raptor Capital Management LP, he manages individual, institutional, and his own personal capital. Pallotta is a member of the executive boards of the Boston Celtics and AS Roma. He is also a member of the boards of Berklee College of Music, Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Children’s Hospital Trust. Pallotta received a BBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA with concentration in accounting from Northeastern University.