David joined FinanceTalking in 2009 after nearly thirty years in the financial markets as a corporate lawyer, investment banker and financial PR specialist.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and joined Linklaters & Paines, specializing in capital markets and corporate law. He joined the corporate finance division of Robert Fleming, London based merchant bank, in 1984 and spent three years on secondment with Jardine Fleming in Australia between 1987 and 1990.
David began his Financial PR career in 1995 with Gavin Anderson & Company and joined Financial Dynamics (FD) as a partner at the end of 1998 and commenced their coverage of the Life Sciences sector. He retired from FD in March 2009 following sale of the company to FTI Technologies, Inc. of the US.
During his financial PR career in the financial markets, David built a reputation as one of the leading practitioners in London and acquired experience in all aspects of the financial markets, particularly M&A and IPOs. Together with his experience in the law and the investment banking sector, he has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the markets, the roles that each of the institutions play in the markets and how business is covered by the media.