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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Internet of Things brings opportunities for improving healthcare

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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

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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

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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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Improving infrastructure could lower transport costs

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Digitalisation can bring benefits for governments as well as business

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Small business needs to improve cybersecurity awareness