• 10+ years of experience in the financial markets
  • Chief investment officer and director of the Lex van Dam Trading Academy
  • Co-instructor of Investopedia Academy's "Research and Trade like the Pros"


James Helliwell is chief investment strategist and director of the Lex van Dam Trading Academy, a leading financial educator founded by hedge fund manager and BBC TV’s Million Dollar Traders creator Lex van Dam. James has over 10 years of experience in financial markets, including derivatives trading and providing consultancy to some of the world's fastest growing hedge funds.

James specializes in global macro trading and contributes his analysis of currencies, commodities, and equities whilst managing a personal portfolio of listed and private equity investments. James has lectured at many world-renowned institutions, including the London School of Economics, and is quoted in several major news outlets, including the Financial Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg.


James earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the West of England.