VIDEO: Meet the most influential: Arbour’s James Newsome, the DJ of private debt

Private debt's biggest influencers: What are they really like? Meet James Newsome of Arbour Partners as he talks about Belgian dance music, Warren Buffett, capitalism and his 25-year-old self.


A proponent of Belgian new beat music in the late 80s, James Newsome, managing partner of alternative credit advisory firm Arbour Partners, has gone on to become a leading light in private debt and featured in our recent ranking of the asset class’s Most Influential. An unlikely transition you might think, but Newsome explains why he sees parallels between the two – and points out that it gives him something in common with Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon. Newsome also elaborates on his skiing and travel dreams, why skills are more important than knowledge, and why we should all be reading The Myth of Capitalism.