HEAD OF FUND MANAGEMENT
David currently heads Fund Management Services and manages a variety of funds for accredited investor clients at IPP. He is also the Head of Investment and Research at IPPFA and a senior member of IPPFA’s Investment Committee, responsible for the oversight of economic and investment research. He has been in the industry for more than 20 years, with professional experience on the buy-side, sell-side and distribution.
His illustrious career in the financial industry began in the US with an asset management company, Fulton Breakefield and Broenniman. After returning to Singapore, David continued his career in asset management at Asia Life Insurance, where he was part of the team that managed an over US$1 billion fund. He subsequently headed Singapore Equity Research at DBS Vickers Securities (DBSV), managing a team of 16 analysts and providing investment strategy views and deal flow advisory. DBSV Research rose to the no. 2 position in Singapore during his tenure. Prior to joining IPP, David helmed the Trading and Principal Investment unit at CIMB GK Securities, trading equities, derivatives, futures and money market instruments across the Asia-ex-Japan markets.
A much sought-after financial expert, David has travelled extensively across Asia, Europe and the United States, providing investment advice to institutional clients on the Singapore and Asian markets. He has been interviewed and quoted by numerous media outlets, including the Business Times, the Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, Channel 5, FM 93.8, Asia Wall Street Journal, Professional Adviser and TODAY. Currently, he also teaches at the SGX Academy.
David holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is a CFA charterholder.