Speaker Profile

David Walsh

Managing Director & CIO
Appleton Capital Management

David Walsh is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Appleton Capital Management, He has been involved in the alternative investment industry since 1989. David has managed money both from a systematic and discretionary standpoint, as well as having experience in a bank treasury environment. Having initially been hired by Gandon Financial Fund Management in Dublin, he worked as a Proprietary Trader in Foreign Exchange, utilising an array of technical and fundamental tools in recording consecutive profitable years throughout his time at the firm. He was subsequently hired by ABN AMRO in 1992 as a Senior Dealer where his mandate was to initiate a proprietary trading effort to complement their existing market making business. In 1994, the desire to return once more to fund management led to his joining Appleton as Head of Trading. He was promoted to General Manager in 1996. Since inception, he has held ultimate responsibility for all investment management funds and programs and, with the Research Director, oversees all ongoing research and trading activities. He has extensive experience across markets including foreign exchange, futures, equities and commodities. In 1999, he led the management buyout of the firm in conjunction with the other two principals and is the single largest shareholder. David holds a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Univeristy of Limerick, Ireland, where he presented his thesis on the development of a price-based forecasting system for the interest rate futures markets.

Appleton Capital Management is an investment management firm serving the needs of a wide range of international clients, both retail and institutional. Based in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin, our team is dedicated to the task of delivering consistently high risk-adjusted returns across a full spectrum of asset classes and markets. Through our in-house team of researchers, we have been able to develop a range of products that are at the leading edge of investment technology.

Specialising in the provision of alternative investment styles and strategies, our products are designed to be complementary to the returns of a traditional portfolio, whilst greatly reducing the risk posed by the volatility of the international asset markets.

Profile as of 9/16/2003