David represents Law Debenture on nine schemes whose size of assets ranges from £25 million to £10 billion. His sub-committee memberships include administration, governance, investment and valuation.
- Investment Strategy – inflation and interest rate hedging; the setting of de-risking trigger mechanisms; increasing asset diversification within the return seeking pool
- Funding Negotiations – David frequently leads the triennial negotiations with the employer on behalf of the trustees
- Defined Contribution – revamp of DC fund range and lifecycle models, partly on the basis of behavioural economics
David has 25 years’ experience in investment management, mainly in the role of chief investment officer. Additionally, he held main board responsibility for HR for ten years.
He has a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of St Andrews and the degree of Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford.
In addition to his duties with Law Debenture, David is a director of The Golden Charter Trust and a non-executive director of both The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC and Mid Wynd International Investment Trust plc.
He was a non-executive director of Shires Income plc (2004-2015), Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc (2005-2017) and The Salvation Army International Trustee Company (2007-2015).