David McDonald

David McDonald is Head of Research for Business Insider in Sydney.

He was previously the Chief Investment Strategist for Credit Suisse Private Banking in Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets. David has worked as an economist, investment strategist, and has extensive experience in equity portfolio management and analysis.

David has worked in asset management in Sydney, London and Melbourne. He started his career as an economist with the federal government in Canberra, working for the Treasury and Department of Trade and Resources.

David holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the Australian National University. He is a CFA Charter holder and holds the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designation.

In his spare time David likes to travel with his family and is an avid soccer fan following Sydney FC and Newcastle United in the English Premier League.

What's Happening

REPORT: Data and value in modern retail


REPORT: A guide to change in the retail industry


REPORT: Understanding the future consumer



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Trade in services is booming


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Japan’s robot workforce is increasing as the human workforce shrinks


Blockchain could improve the transparency of elections


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Australia's infrastructure must be rigorously assessed to ensure benefits are delivered



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Data analytics can help the infrastructure industry save time and money


Internet of Things brings opportunities for improving healthcare


THE CONNECTED WORLD REPORT: Discover how the Internet of Things will change entire industries


THE CONNECTED WORLD REPORT: Business in the IoT age


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Going to work when sick is bad for your health -- and company profits


How UPS is working to reduce congestion with innovative delivery methods


Electric cars may be just as harmful to the environment as traditional vehicles


Sustainable investment strategies could boost your share price


CHART: The link between economic growth and pollution is breaking down


Brighter times have arrived for Europe's economies


Tips for keeping a global team happy and engaged


3D printing could be an answer to housing shortages


Technology's threat to jobs is nothing new


The Australian government is moving ahead with facial recognition technology


A computer can now diagnose your illness


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China is using its 'one belt, one road' infrastructure plan to shore up its energy security


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Increased participation by older workers could boost economy


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Improving infrastructure could lower transport costs


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Insurers are using new technologies to improve policy pricing and boost customer satisfaction


Digitalisation can bring benefits for governments as well as business


A focus on key data can enhance marketing decisions


Small business needs to improve cybersecurity awareness