Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
David is a portfolio manager at Confluence and manages the specialty finance portfolios with an emphasis on business development companies (BDCs). This work includes co-managing the First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (NYSE: FGB). David is also a member of the Asset Allocation Investment Committee, serving as a portfolio manager on those strategies. In addition, he works with the firm’s balanced portfolios, with a particular focus on the fixed income investments.
Prior to joining Confluence in 2008, David served as a portfolio manager and analyst with Gallatin Asset Management, the buy-side subsidiary of A.G. Edwards, Inc. At. Gallatin, David was responsible for separately managed accounts and co-managed the aforementioned FGB closed-end fund, as well as A.G. Edwards’ ETF-based asset allocation program. David also served as a member of the A.G. Edwards Investment Strategy Committee, where he was responsible for the firm’s quantitative asset allocation models, including its Cyclical Asset Allocation Program.
Before joining A.G. Edwards, David was a portfolio manager at Koch Industries, where he managed a short-term interest rate arbitrage portfolio. Previously, he was also a private placement debt analyst at Prudential Capital Group and worked as a mortgage bond trader for Barre & Company. David has over 25 years of financial experience, starting in the industry in 1991. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and is a CFA charterholder.