JD David

Managing Director - North America

JD advises alternative investment managers on ways to re-think how they shape their stories and market themselves, improving their ability to get into higher quality conversations with investors, and ultimately accelerate asset momentum.


JD joined MJ Hudson from Meyler Capital where he was a partner and the firm’s COO. He has spent the majority of his 30-year career working in trading, marketing, and sales for hedge funds and investment banks. JD began his career as an options market-maker for O’Connor & Associates (now the hedge fund UBS O’Connor) before joining Credit Suisse as Managing Director of Institutional Listed Derivatives and ETF Sales Trading, and then Head of U.S. Special Situations. He subsequently moved into a portfolio manager role at RBC before going on to Interlachen Capital Group, a multi-strategy credit fund, as Head of Business Development, and then subsequently, Meyler Capital.


  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business: Double major – Finance and Real Estate, minor in Psychology
  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 licensed (and previously held FINRA Series 3, 4, 10, 24, and 55 licenses)
  • Named as one of the Top 100 People in Finance by Top 100 Magazine


CFANY Emerging Manager Summit – Keynote Address


JD has four kids, two dogs, and one not-so-friendly cat. He spent most of his children’s youth coaching soccer and taking active roles on soccer club boards. Now that three-fourths of them are out of the house, he is scrambling to figure out how to play a variety of different racquet sports in order to keep up with his wife on the courts. He once made 30-minute brownies in 20 minutes.