Interviewed by Christopher Cahill | AIMarket
Accredited Investor Market Radio’s Christopher Cahill interviews Jim Dowd, Founder and Managing Director of the North Capital companies in Episode 38. They discuss private placement investment platforms, including the vetting of deals to be included on a platform and the effect of private placement platforms on overall investment in private offerings. Cahill and Dowd also discuss present and future prospects for participation of non-accredited investors in private placements, and how that relates to North Capital’s choice of 99Funding as the title of its private placement platform.
Jim Dowd has 30 years of experience in global financial markets. He is founder and managing director of the North Capital companies, which include North Capital Private Securities (NCPS), a registered broker-dealer focused on the distribution of private funds and the securities of private companies, North Capital Inc., a registered investment advisor, and North Capital Investment Technology, a financial technology company that develops and licenses transaction software for financial institutions and other companies to conduct private offerings. NCPS is the designated broker-dealer for a number of securities funding platforms in the seed equity, real estate and private fund markets.
Prior to founding North Capital in 2008, Dowd spent 23 years in international financial and securities markets based in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. He was previously Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where he managed the hedge fund platform and advisory business from 2003 to 2008. Dowd is a CFA charterholder and a CPA, and he holds the Series 3, 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses. North Capital Private Securities is a member of FINRA and SIPC.
Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Foreign Service (BSFS), majoring in international economics, finance and commerce. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.