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Bowden Jim
James Bowden
Managing Director


20 Years of industry experience
16 Years with Neuberger Berman
James Bowden is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is a member of the Private Investment Portfolios Registered Funds and Real Estate Secondary Investment Committees. He is a member of the Real Estate Secondary Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Bowden was a Managing Director Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, managing the group’s private equity fund of funds business since its inception in 1998. In that capacity he led the private placement capital raising activities, directed investment origination and has ongoing management and administration responsibilities for the Bank of America fund of funds business. Mr. Bowden’s career covers a variety of private equity, commercial banking and management consulting positions. Prior to joining Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, he served as the manager of the Chicago office of Corporate Credit Examination Services for Continental Bank, where he had responsibility for the independent oversight of the Private Equity Investing and Midwest Commercial Banking Division. Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Consultant in the Financial Advisory Services practice of Coopers & Lybrand, specializing in corporate turnarounds and previously focused on commercial lending and problem loan workouts during his time at Continental Bank, Citicorp and the American National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Bowden received his MBA and BBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Bowden is a Certified Public Accountant.