James Dykstal, CFA is a senior consultant at DeMarche. He specializes in asset allocation and capital markets research. He is the chairperson of the Asset Allocation Committee and a member of the Manager Review Committee, the Alternatives Manager Review Committee, and serves as a portfolio manager for Discretionary Management Services (DMS), DeMarche’s discretionary OCIO affiliate. He is a frequent speaker for the DeMarche Speakers Bureau, addressing issues 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 and his BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a CFA charterholder, having earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998. He is a member of the CFA Society Kansas City and the CFA Institute.