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James Song

Faircap Partners
Managing Principal
James Song is a managing principal and co-founder of Faircap Partners, a US-based investment advisory responsible for building and supporting the nascent democracy in Myanmar. Specifically, James designs and structures deals in infrastructure and industry that bridge the gap between Myanmar’s rich and poor, creating substantial value for investors while providing crucial resources to disadvantaged and marginalized Burmese populations. Previously, he was a principal at Fury Capital, an event-driven special-situations hedge fund, where James applied his extensive analytical skills to uncover deep-value inefficiencies in U.S. securities.
 
As a Fulbright scholar, James pioneered the use of self-hypnosis to boost CD4 T-cell counts in Ugandan HIV+ patients, the first non-pharmacological HIV intervention employed in sub-Saharan Africa to show significant immunomodulative efficacy. He later stayed in Uganda post-Fulbright to build its first modern polyethylene plastic recycling factory, and led innovations in the country’s waste management infrastructure, ultimately resulting in significant reductions in total national waste production and disposal. Today, plastic recycling is a competitive, thriving industry in Uganda, employing thousands of people across the country.
 
James graduated salutatorian at Harvard University and received a masters in neuroscience from University College London.