David’s career spans 11years in the financial services industry. He is the head of alternative investments within Alexander Forbes Investments, tasked with building scalable, diversified and high-performing alternative asset portfolios in South Africa and Africa.
Before joining Alexander Forbes Investments, David was the regional investment officer at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, sourcing new private equity managers, co-investments and direct equity investment opportunities across Southern Africa. During his tenure he played an integral role in increasing private equity fund commitments to African Private Equity Funds by c. R1 billion. David concurrently managed a portfolio of existing private equity fund sand direct assets to the value of c. R2 billion.
Prior to that, he was the senior manager in the Structured Transactions and Equity Risk division at Standard BankCIB, responsible for the risk management and design of bespoke funding structures (from conception to implementation) for unlisted credit products for various corporate clients across South Africa and Africa. As a senior associate at RisCura, he sourced new clients and managed existing clients who used valuation and financial due diligence advisory services.
David also served as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town where he designed undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses as well as supervised postgraduate research projects.