David Forward

Research Analyst

Start Date
Industry: 2014
KAR: 2018
Research Experience: 2015
Sector Coverage

International and emerging markets small cap portfolios


B.A., Economics, Cornell University

Prior Work Experience

Equity Research Analyst – DWS Asset Management

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job?
I love the sense of discovery that comes with researching a new idea. We get to come in every day and learn something new about what makes certain businesses succeed and fail. Whether we choose to invest or not, almost nothing we learn goes to waste. This makes the job exciting and meaningful and that accumulated knowledge compounds over time. I feel incredibly lucky to be doing something intellectually stimulating that I believe in and am passionate about while being surrounded by people who feel the same.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Working at KAR?
We spend a lot of time assessing the culture of other companies, but what I’ve experienced at KAR sets the bar pretty high. It’s not just about passion and intelligence – it really comes together when everyone operates under the same investment philosophy and is focused on finding great businesses expanding their edge over competitors. This collaborative environment makes it impossible not to learn something new every day.

What Are You Involved in Outside of Work?
I enjoy pretty much any sport and try to run every day. Outside of work, I love to hike and travel to countries a little outside my comfort zone. In New York, I was involved with a Big Brother program called iMentor for four years and plan to join something similar in Los Angeles.

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