James Alexander Michie is a Canadian businessman who was born in 1963.
James is often traveling great distances to meet clients and contacts, to network , and getting a “hands on” feel for the world economy to best identify investment opportunities. He has based in several countries over the years including the USA, Switzerland, the UK, his native Canada and now Latin America.
James Alexander Michie is a proud father of three children, son Alexander 29, a political activist and insurance sales person that lives in Vancouver, BC, daughter Nicole 25, who works in the hospitality industry in Vancouver, B.C. and son Mathew 23, who is an officer cadet attending and playing CIS hockey for The Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
Partnering in 2003 with one of the oldest Swiss private banks-Hottinger, James established an asset management company in Zurich Switzerland, namely Alpine Atlantic. Alpine has grown into two asset management companies and the group now includes Swiss Infinity Investments. In investment banking activities the past thirty years J has raised over $200M of start-up capital for various ventures.
James Alexander Michie is an avid snow skier and is a “gym rat” that thoroughly enjoys working out and hiking mountain trails whenever he gets the chance. He also enjoys photography, social networking and recently has become a keen participant in Yoga and Salsa!
James’s favourite sport is hockey. Having grown up in Canada and playing competitive hockey and being raised in a family that owned and operated a junior A hockey team J’s hockey knowledge is extensive. Through Hockey Canada James attended High Performance coaching seminars and camps. He has been a regional scout and senior consultant for teams in the CHL, NCAA, BCHL & EHL. Currently he is the North American representative for ISM a Swiss based agency representing athletes in professional hockey and many other sports and Western Canadian representative of the Boston Management Group.
James has coached minor hockey at various levels and served as a coaching coordinator in a minor hockey association in Canada.
In the 1990’s James Alexander Michie was a children’s rights advocate assisting children in maintaining meaningful relationships with both parents at the time of divorce and separation through his creation of a non- profit society “Kids In Divorce Society”. He has also represented parents in family court who were overwhelmed with the process and could not afford legal representation.
In addition to representing others James has litigated his own case in a 12 day trial. Opposing counsel were lawyers of national Canadian firm, comprising a senior partner and junior associate. As a result of the trial J was successful in reducing his pre-trial obligations by 65% and had all other relief dismissed or abandoned by opposing counsel before trial.
Recently James has become an aspiring author and expects to release his first book in 2019 titled “Look over your shoulder, no, the other shoulder”. A story based on his personal experience of having survived a vicious international stalking and slander campaign that went on for years until the law intervened against the perpetrators, including his ride back to success.