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David Esfandi

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Chief Executive Officer, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK & Europe

David Esfandi was appointed CEO of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK & Europe (CGWM) in March 2014 and under his leadership CGWM has become a top 10 UK wealth manager by assets under management in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. David is results-driven and leads the firm with huge energy and drive. In 2020, he was named CEO of the Year at the annual City of London Wealth Management Awards. Over the last 8 years CGWM have completed a number of acquisitions under his leadership including Punter Southall Wealth Ltd., Adam & Company and Thomas Miller.

He was previously Managing Director of Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management, where he played a key role in its recapitalisation and restructuring. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Deutsche Bank, latterly as Director - Proprietary Pan European Equity Investment. David began his career at Goldman Sachs International as a financial analyst. He holds an MA in PPE from Oxford University.

Location: London

A bit about me:

When I'm not immersed in all things #candowealth, my family takes centre stage in my life. I have three children and a dog, leaving little room for hobbies outside of family commitments. However, whenever I have a moment to spare, you will find me at an Arsenal match, skiing on snow or water, or in the gym!

What does can-do mean to me:

You could call it an ethos, an approach, or an ideology. We simply call it can-do.

The importance of Can-do cannot be overstated. It enables us all to provide our clients with the right level of service at any given time. My aim is to continue to build a team of colleagues with a Can-do attitude who love their jobs and are empowered to get things done.


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