James Dykstal, CFA, is a Senior Consultant for DeMarche. He specializes in asset allocation and capital markets research. He is the chairperson of the DeMarche Asset Allocation Committee and a voting member of the DeMarche Manager Review Committee (MARC) and the MARC for Alternatives. He serves as a portfolio manager for DeMarche’s discretionary OCIO affiliate, DMS. He is a frequent speaker at DeMarche investment workshops and the DeMarche Speakers Bureau, addressing topics such as fixed income, alternative credit, and defined contribution plans.
Prior to joining DeMarche, Mr. Dykstal was the treasurer and fixed income manager for FC Stone Group. Prior to that, he was vice president and senior portfolio manager at Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City. He also held the positions of vice president at First Tennessee Capital Markets and investment advisor at Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union.
Mr. Dykstal earned his MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a regular member of CFA Institute and the CFA Society Kansas City. He holds FINRA Securities Series 63 and 66 licenses.