David is a Founding Partner of Firefly Capital, a private investment group with interests in Asset Management, Financial Technology and Real Estate.
David qualified as a lawyer with Berwin Leighton (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) where he specialised in corporate finance. He left law to follow a more entrepreneurial path and joined Durlacher Corporation in 1997 as a founder member of its corporate finance division. Durlacher was a leading European research driven technology investment bank. At Durlacher, David worked on a number of innovative principal investments and public market transactions, including the first listing on techMARK, the technology segment of the LSE.
In 2001 he was appointed CEO of Eden Group plc. Eden helped create Marble Bar Asset Management LLP a highly regarded pan European Hedge Fund Manager, built a wealth management business with £1bn of assets under management and an institutional brokerage serving banks, hedge funds and traditional fund managers.
Following the sale of Eden’s institutional brokerage business in 2011, David spent 18 months at Marex, the acquirer, before laying down the foundations for Firefly Capital in 2013.
David is a Board member of Firefly Capital and leads its Real Estate activities where we are building a portfolio of commercial investments in the UK.
In 2020 David co-founded NorthCroft Capital with Marcus Sperber, former Global Head of Real Estate at BlackRock. NorthCroft Capital is a real estate investment and advisory business focused on partnering with people, businesses and communities to deliver solutions in the built environment that help provide a better financial and socially sustainable future for all stakeholders.
David is a former Deputy Chairman of World Jewish Relief and is a Trustee of the Rosemarie Nathanson Charitable Trust.