A veteran equity trader, Atlanta, GA, resident James S. Shaw currently invests in commercial real estate. He additionally serves as a private equity investor utilizing skills gained from a successful career in the financial industry. Opening his own account, the self-made investor maintains direct control over all aspects of his business investments, focusing on long-term profitability. James S. Shaw serves as Principal of Gvest Partners LLC, a partnership focused on asset-backed and structured credit transactions. He also holds partnerships in Liquid Claims out of Old Bridge, NJ, as well as Fairfield Funding of Atlanta, GA.
Receiving his undergraduate degree in Norman, OK, at the University of Oklahoma, James S. Shaw used his accounting degree to launch a career as a Certified Public Accountant with the Arthur Andersen & Company LLP. Jim S. Shaw also pursued graduate studies at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School in Evanston, IL, culminating with a Master of Management. Mr. Shaw’s career has included employment with the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security Structured Finance Group of Duff & Phelps and in Chicago’s international banking industry as a construction lender.
A philanthropic individual, James S. Shaw supports numerous charitable causes in and around the Atlanta, GA, area where he lives. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc., the teaching site for Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine pediatric physicians, benefits from his financial support. In addition to supporting Atlanta Public Schools and the Lovett School, Jim S. Shaw contributes to the North Georgia Humane Society and the Atlanta Ballet. His personal interests range from the culinary arts to tennis, golf, hunting, and fishing.