CEO & CIO
James McDonald is a 25 year veteran of the investment industry and was named one of America's top 10 investment advisors by ETF.com in 2012. A frequent lecturer and conference speaker, he is a nationally recognized expert on the topics of Macroeconomics, Event Driven Investing, Growth investing, Portfolio Construction, Index Investing, Exchange Traded Funds, Digital Currencies, and Index linked derivatives. James' deep expertise in US-based Equity Index Options is what most differentiates him from other experienced financial advisors. James has held senior roles within Fortune 500 investment firms in brokerage, wealth management, portfolio management, and trading. Prior to founding Hercules Investments, LLC in 2019 he was CIO of Vishnu Wealth Management and CEO and founder of Index Strategy Advisors, Inc. (ISA) where he led the firm for 9 years. Prior to ISA he was Director of Strategy for the $12 Billion Wealth Management group at BBVA Compass. Mr. McDonald is the co-author of the book "How to Invest in BItcoin by two Harvard Minds", and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's degree in economics.