James W. Gerard is a Managing Director with Hycroft Advisors, advising on private equity strategies for family offices, and deVisscher & Co, an advisory firm that consults to family owned operating companies. He began his career in the private bank at Citibank in 1988. After several years with Tocqueville Asset Management, an investment advisory firm devoted to international families, he ran a family office for a prominent Washington D.C. based investor. After a shift in strategy for that firm in 2000, Mr. Gerard has been advising a variety of alternative investment firms seeking to raise fund and direct equity capital, primarily among family offices in Europe and the US, primarily in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.
He and his sister own a family real estate investment company in New Jersey and he’s on the board of the Tocqueville Trust, a mutual fund company.