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David is a bona fide member of Global Wall Street, having started his Investment Banking career with Deutsche Bank in the early 1990s.  He moved to Europe in the late 1990s, taking on responsibility at Deutsche Bank for global projects. He rose to the position of Vice President of Global Risk Management before leaving for ABN AMRO where he held a similar position for many years. David culminated his Financial Services career at Moody’s Ratings Agency, where he was responsible for Global Projects and held direct revenue responsibility for consulting in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  David presently provides consulting services to Investment Banks, and sells Capital Markets Research he publishes at regular intervals.  His deep experience in Financial Services adds significant insight to his taught classroom experiences, where he stresses practicality and employability.

David has been programming since 1980, and has a deep understanding of Fintech, not only present state, but also it's application into Investment Banking since the early 1990s, and its future direction.

A Risk Manager and Trader by profession and education, David holds an MSC Quantitative Finance (2000) as well as an MBA (2010), and is completing his PhD in Finance (expected 2019).  

David has been associated with The University of Westminster on a part time basis since 2003, and joined as a full time faculty member in 2016.

Teaching

David is Course Leader of MSC Investment, Risk and Finance.  He also has created the following modules:

High Frequency Trading — market microstructure coupled with SQL and R language programming

Banking Technology — a broad topical overview of the role technology plays to modern banking, with programming in SQL and  R

Both of these modules make use of the School of Finance & Accounting Fintech Research Database,  a multi gigabyte MySQL resident relational database containing share prices across 271 distinct time series

He also teaches the following modules

Financial Markets & Institutions — a broad overview of markets and market participants, this module, which is taught in the Bloomberg room, provides a very strong overview of Bloomberg terminals

Investments and Portfolio Management — a class focused on assets the might comprise a portfolio, as well as structuring a portfolio and calculating performance across various metrics.  Coursework requires Bloomberg terminals

Research

David is research active in Capital Markets,  writing and selling the long standing Deep Opportunity Investment Series to several Wall Street and City of London financial institutions.  He brings subsets of this research to The University where it is distributed free of charge. 

He is also active in Fintech, and will be publishing a chapter in an upcoming book to be published by Wiley, Q4 2019.