David Christopher was born and educated in Vancouver. He graduated from UBC in 1985 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Finance and Urban Land. He spent several years working for CIBC Wood Gundy in Vancouver prior to relocating to Tokyo, Japan to run CIBC’s Fixed Income business in Asia.
David worked in Toronto for seven years. He served as a Director of CIBC Wood Gundy followed by Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Canada. After working for Merrill Lynch for thirteen years, he transitioned to a family business focusing on commercial real estate and investments in public and private securities.
David has over thirty years of experience in the investment industry and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and the ICD-Rotman Director’s Education Program. He was a member of the board of West Point Grey Academy School and is currently a member of the Client Committee of the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation. David is also Chair of the Vancouver Foundation Investment Committee.