David Townsend

Head of EMEA Institutional

David heads First Eagle Investment Management’s institutional business in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Before joining the firm in August 2017, he managed EMEA business and relations with global consultants at Martin Currie Investment Management. Prior to that, he was head of institutional sales at AXA IM/AXA Framlington and director of sales at Scottish Life International Investment Group. David began his career at Fidelity Investments International. He holds a BA in modern European studies from Trent Polytechnic and an MA in Near and Middle East area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London.

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