David Cienfuegos, CAIA, MBA, Chapter Head

Senior Director, Head of Investments, Spain at Willis Towers Watson

CAIA Member since 2008

David has 18 years of experience in asset management and investment advisory to institutional clients worldwide in various positions held in New York, London, and Madrid. Currently he is a Senior Director and Practice Leader as Head of Investments at Willis Towers Watson for the investment business in Spain. David is also Head of CAIA Chapter Iberia and Adjunct Professor of Finance for the MSc in Finance at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).

David was previously Partner and Head of Investments at Frontier Investment Management LLP (now part of Apollo Multi Asset Management LLP), a pioneer investment management firm specialized in alternative investments and based in London offering a range of innovative multi-asset solutions to institutional investors. He also served as Chairman of the Investment Committee. Prior to Frontier, he was Senior Analyst at Bassini Playfair Wright LLC, a hedge fund and private equity house based in New York.

David holds an MBA from Pace University, Lubin Graduate School of Business (NewYork, US), a postgraduate degree in Financial Engineering from University of London, Birkbeck School of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics (London, UK), a BSc in Finance from University of Oviedo (Spain). He also completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School and is a CAIA® charter holder.