David is a retired financial services executive, whose career encompassed portfolio management, institutional sales and marketing. He first moved to California from England in 1982, but subsequently spent time in Asia and Europe, before returning to live in the US. Working for Thornton Management in Hong Kong, he managed offshore funds and separate accounts investing in Asian equities. In the US, he was a partner at Nicholas Applegate, responsible for sales of domestic and international equity products to large corporate pension plans and endowments, and Managing Director at Matthews Asia. David is a board member of the American Friends of Rugby School, graduated from Oxford University and is a CFA Charter holder.