David Shapiro, Towers Watson
David is the Portfolio Manager for the Global Equity Focus Fund at Towers Watson and Director of the Equity Research team. Alongside his portfolio management responsibilities David provides regular research input to a number of clients, including a large UK based investment trust. David joined from Stamford Associates where he was Deputy CIO responsible for devising and implementing investment strategies for a range of its largest investment clients. Prior to Stamford Associates, David established Greentrees Partners LLP as a joint venture with Collins Stewart before which he gained broad investment experience as a UK equity portfolio manager with UBS Global Asset Management (formerly Phillips and Drew) from 1998 and then as a UK equity portfolio manager with Morley Fund Management from 2003. In total David has 20 years of portfolio management and investment analyst experience. David is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).