David R. Kaufman, JD, CAIA
David brings over 20 years of experience in the legal, real estate and investment fields to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Westcourt Capital Corporation.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, in 1994 and completing his articles at Goodmans LLP, David held various positions in hospitality management, real estate and private equity, including leading roles at Magna International, Menkes Developments and Lynx Equity.
In 2009, he founded Westcourt Capital with the goal of building an advisory firm focused on alternative approaches to portfolio construction and the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of investment funds for high net worth and institutional clients.
David is a thought leader in the alternative investment industry and often appears at industry conferences and events in the roles of keynote speaker, moderator or panelist. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Post and co-hosted BNN’s ‘Alternative Investing’ from 2010 to 2011. David was also a guest host for CBC’s ‘The Lang and O’Leary Exchange’ and its successor, ‘The Exchange’. He has been a member of two committees of the Ontario Securities Commission, providing insight into the areas of capital formation and investor protection in the private capital markets.
Currently, David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and sits on its Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dream Alternatives, an alternative asset manager listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the Chair of its Governance, Compensation & Environmental Committee.
David is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada, and the National Exempt Market Association. He sits on Westcourt’s Executive and Investment Committees.
David is deeply committed to a number of philanthropic causes in support of children’s health and education, most notably Mount Sinai Hospital, SickKids, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Holy Blossom Temple.