David has a keen interest in financial markets, especially long-term investments in publicly-traded shares and ETFs. What brought David to the world of finance was one of the first highly popularized demo trading competitions in the Czech Republic, in which he did exceptionally well. After this experience, David, full of confidence, set up a trading account, lost a substantial part of his savings and realized that he knew almost nothing about the fundamentals of trading and investing. However, his desire and curiosity about whether he would be able to smartly invest his savings survived. He started reading a lot and developed his own investment philosophy over time. While attending the university, he gained his first working experience at local bank's dealing desk and at a small asset management firm in Prague, where he worked as a research analyst. Currently, David pursues a postgraduate programme in Wealth Management at Queen Mary University of London. In his free time, David enjoys exercise (weight training, yoga, running, tennis, squash), travelling and meeting new people.