perfORM is an award-winning, multijurisdictional ODD solutions provider with 90+ years of collective ODD experience.

Our clients are global and diverse including: Investment Managers, Allocators (e.g., Family Offices/Multi-Family Offices, Private Banks, Wealth Managers, Funds of Funds, Asset Managers, Pension Funds, Endowments), Service Providers/Vendors (including Virtual Asset Service Providers), and Sports Teams.

perfORM is asset class agnostic and our ODD services extend across hedge funds, private equity and credit, real estate, direct lending, venture capital, digital assets (crypto), and long only.

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James Newman

Co-Founder & Co-Head, perfORM

+44 (0) 203 746 8971

James is a pioneer in the ODD space, with over 15 years’ experience in creating practices, developing standards and performing ODD. This includes leading an allocator delegation to negotiate fund corporate governance standards with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and pioneering private equity ODD in 2012. James is the former Global Head of ODD at Barclays Wealth, where he was responsible for developing and leading operational risk assessments across the bank’s retail and non-retail investment product offerings. Prior to Barclays, he was the Head of ODD for Liberty Ermitage Group, where he vetoed an investment in Madoff in 2008 preventing significant losses and reputational damage to the firm and its clients.


Quentin Thom

Co-Founder & Co-Head, perfORM

+44 (0) 203 746 8974

Quentin is a business development professional with a strong background in ODD and an extensive senior network across Investment Managers, Allocators, service providers and trade associations. He is the former EU Head of Global Prime Finance consulting at Deutsche Bank, whereby he was responsible for the delivery of ODD services and content for alternative investment firms, ranging from start-ups to the largest groups in the alternatives industry. Quentin has over 20 years’ experience within financial services, he was UK Managing Director of a leading independent ODD provider for both managers and allocators and also gained extensive consulting experience while working for one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms.



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