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David Beasley

David Beasley

Toronto, ON, Canada
Member since December 5, 2017
David is a multidisciplinary analyst with extensive experience in fundamental and quantitative equity research, financial modeling, forecasting, and valuation. His diverse skill set and background allow him to provide in-depth analysis and complete solutions to his clients' complex challenges. Freelancing enables David to apply his skills to new and interesting cases while partnering with clients to meet their financial expertise needs.
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Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Industry Expertise
  • Fintech
Other Expertise
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Commodity Markets
  • Equity Research
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Stock Analysis
  • Technical Analysis
Employment
  • Co-founder
    2012 - 2018
    Quantum Equity Growth Advisors
    • Co-developed proprietary quantitative trading software and systems that drove an automated trading strategy as well as investment consulting activities for institutional investors, investment dealers, and high net worth advisor clients.
    • Conducted daily analysis and provided investment strategy updates on commodity and stock index futures while issuing trading recommendations that returned +9.4% versus a TSX loss of -10.3% over the same period.
    • Managed all financial accounting, filing, and tax reporting responsibilities.
    • Created slide decks and led presentations to potential partners, investors, and clients.
    Focus areas: Financial Technology, Stock Trading, Equity Research
  • Quantitative Trading Strategist and Equity Sales
    2010 - 2012
    Jennings Capital
    • Presented daily commentary regarding actionable macroeconomic trading strategies, investment opportunities and risks in the commodity and equity markets to the internal sales and trading team as well as institutional clients.
    • Advised sales team and clients of real-time trading opportunities and risks, resulting in increased commissions due to improved trading activity.
    • Coordinated with the investment banking team to identify business development and capital raise opportunities for corporate clients based on proprietary trading and share purchasing trends.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Stock Trading
  • Research Consultant
    2009 - 2010
    Beacor Research
    • Created proprietary cash flow return on invested capital models to generate U.S. equity investment recommendations for U.S. and Canadian institutional investors.
    • Designed a model used by the TMX Group to compare the equity valuation and mineral resource estimates of publicly-traded metal and mining companies.
    • Analyzed the uranium industry as well as active projects in the sector, compiling the research into a presentation for Boswell Capital, an independent advisory firm specializing in the mining, materials, and energy sector.
    Focus areas: Equity Research Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Commodity Markets Research and Analysis
  • Equity Research Analyst
    2005 - 2008
    Haywood Securities
    • Created comprehensive financial models and summary valuation analysis, and published investment ratings on 15+ TSX-listed small and mid-cap companies in the industrial, commodity, and technology sectors. Assessed macroeconomic, industry, and stock-specific factors while also engaging with senior management of covered companies.
    • Presented investment recommendations to institutional clients including mutual funds, hedge funds, and pensions, targeting each pitch to the specific mandate and investment strategy of the client.
    • Accompanied executive management of companies under coverage to marketing meetings with institutional clients, assisting in the communication of company strategy and outlook while ensuring alignment with the interest of investors.
    • Assessed risks and opportunities, and conducted on-site visits as part of operational due diligence for prospective and current companies under coverage.
    • Led a team of eight analysts and associates, and was the co-portfolio manager for the firm's proprietary "Return on Invested Capital" research product, as well as model portfolios.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Financial Technology, Commodities, Resources, Diversified Businesses, Special Situations
Education
  • Master of Business Administration degree in Finance
    2003 - 2005
    Western University Richard Ivey School of Business - London, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting
    1994 - 1998
    University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Certifications
  • Chartered Market Technician (CMT)
    JANUARY 2012 - PRESENT
    CMT Association
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    APRIL 2008 - PRESENT
    CFA Institute
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