After graduating with an Honours Degree in Economics from Nottingham University, David became a Stockbroking Economist, covering the UK, the G7 economies and later specialising in Asia. From 1987-1991, David was HSBC/James Capel’s Senior Pacific Basin Economist.
In 1991, David became a specialist Asian Equity Salesman with a macro orientation, first with Sassoon (Europe) and then with Smith NewCourt/Merrill Lynch. In 1999, he joined South China Securities (UK) Ltd as an Asian Equity Salesman & Strategist, becoming the Director of Sales and Institutional Research in 2000. From September 2005 – March 2020, David was employed by UOB Kay Hian as a member of the Asian Equity Sales team in London. In 2007, he was promoted to Director.
David is now an independent Economics & Financial Markets consultant with links to the Independent Research Forum. David has been a member of the Society of Professional Economists (formerly the Society of Business Economists) for over forty years. He became a Director of Halkin Services Limited in May 2020.