David is an acclaimed fund manager, specialising in small and mid-cap quoted investment and SME unquoted investment. He has 30 years’ experience in corporate finance assignments, identifying, structuring and managing investments as well as purchasing and managing private equity, specialist listed and AIM portfolios. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and has held senior positions in Deloitte, 3i Corporate Finance and Strand Partners Limited, with numerous public and private company directorships. In October 1997, David set up Chelverton Asset Management Limited to provide the investment management for the investment trust now known as Chelverton Growth Trust PLC, and was responsible for launching, in May 1999, Small Companies Dividend Trust PLC; both funds he still manages. He has co-managed MI Chelverton UK Equity Income Fund since its launch, the success of which consistently earns him a Citywire AAA fund manager rating.