David Burnside

Head of Business Development

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David Burnside is the Head of Business Development at Arcmont Asset Management. Between 2010 and 2013, David was Head of Alternatives at BlueBay Asset Management and led the fundraising for Direct Lending Fund I at the launch of the BlueBay Private Debt business. He re-joined the business when Arcmont became independent in 2019.

From 2013, David spent five years at Finisterre Capital, a hedge fund specialising in Emerging Market Debt, initially as Head of Business Development and latterly as COO. Previously, David was Head of European Sales at FRM and headed Business Development in Europe for GSAM’s Hedge Fund Strategies. In 1997, David established the first Capital Introduction product at a Prime Broker, at Goldman Sachs. David worked as a lawyer at Morgan Stanley after qualifying as a solicitor at Freshfields, in London and Paris.

David graduated from Cambridge University in Law in 1988.