Team

Founders

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James Alexandroff

Founding Partner

James graduated from the University of Bristol in 1979 in law (LLB) and qualified as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London before moving into fund management in 1987, firstly with Stewart Ivory & Co in Edinburgh, and then with Indosuez Asia and LGT Management Asia in Hong Kong. In 1996 he co-founded Arisaig Partners.

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Lindsay Cooper

Founding Partner

A graduate of Edinburgh University, Lindsay qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Ernst & Young in Edinburgh. Between 1990 and 1992 he worked in the Audit and Business Services Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong. He joined Crosby Securities in 1992 where he headed the regional small companies’ research unit before leaving to co-found Arisaig Partners in 1996.

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Torquil McAlpine

Founding Partner

Torquil attended school in Glasgow before studying modern languages at Oxford University. Upon graduation he worked for Lloyds Bank International with assignments in France, Korea, Japan and Portugal. After completing his MBA at INSEAD in 1988 he joined Schroders Plc and from 1990 he ran the Seoul office and from 1993 the Asian Division of the Securities business. He is one of the three founders of Arisaig Partners.