David Itzkovits is the CEO of Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, a division of Sanlam, a 100 year old financial institution with global reach.
David has almost 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry and has worked in various positions with top international companies including at an entrepreneurial startup which was acquired by a $100 Billion global investment firm. Prior to this, David worked for the offshore arm of Old Mutual as Regional Director, Europe and Canada where he was responsible for all business development. Before that, he was Vice President, HSBC Private Bank in New York where he co-managed a $635 million portfolio of investment, credit and insurance for high net worth clients.
David is an acknowledged thought-leader in the use of Artificial Intelligence in the investments industry and is an international key-note speaker on the subject. He has been instrumental in driving the use of AI in investment management, especially within the Sanlam Group, which also offers a UCITS fund utilizing AI in the decision making process.
David is a CFA Charterholder, an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Canada.