David Barr, CFA, is the President and a Portfolio Manager at PenderFund Capital Management, setting the direction for Pender’s overall investment strategy.
Mr. Barr is an advocate of value investing, an investment strategy that determines the intrinsic value of a company and aims to buy the shares of that company at a significant discount to that value (margin-of-safety). He looks for value in unloved and unfollowed parts of the market where he can find quality at a discount. Capital preservation and downside protection a primary concern.
Mr. Barr holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and an MBA (Finance and Strategic Management) from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003 and is an active member of the Vancouver chapter. He is a past President of CFA Vancouver, having also served on its Board of Directors for four years.