David R. Kaufman, J.D., 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 and panelist. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Post and CBC’s The Exchange, and co-hosted BNN’s Alternative Investing from 2010 to 2011.
David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and sits on its Investment Committee. He is Chair of the Board of Dream Hard Assets Alternative Trust, an alternative asset manager listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. David is also a member of two committees of the Ontario Securities Commission, providing insight to the Commission in the areas of the formation of capital and investor protection in the private capital markets.
David is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada, and the National Exempt Market Association.
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.