Meet David


David Souccar

Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

24 years investment experience

13 years with Vontobel

New York

Vontobel Asset Management Inc.

1540 Broadway, 38th Floor

New York, New York 10036

United States of America

David Souccar joined Vontobel Asset Management in April 2007 as Senior Research Analyst and was promoted to deputy portfolio manager on the firm’s International Equity Strategy in June 2016.

In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he maintains his research responsibilities, focusing on the Energy, Industrials and Utilities sectors.

Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2005 to 2007, he was a senior investment analyst at Federated Investors. From 1998 to 2005, he worked as a sell-side analyst at Morgan Stanley.

David Souccar received an MBA in Finance and Management from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Maua.

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