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David Ko
Co-Founder at Rethinking Choices


Dr David Ko started in investment management in 1994 with LTCM as one of the first people to be employed by the hedge fund. Before this, he was a university lecturer in physics at Oxford University. Its meteoric rise, with the Dream Team of market wizards, central bankers, and Nobel academics, triggered other market participants to jump on the bandwagon of its strategies until the collective demise came to within a hair’s breadth of global financial Armageddon. It was his first and constant reminder that investing for profit has devastating consequences.

After a successful career in investment management, he sidestepped the Global Financial Crisis by taking a sabbatical running Science Investigators to deliver hands-on workshops to schools. He later returned to investment management and worked since 2017 with Richard looking at sustainable investing. This led them to recognize that the problem is we simply have too much money invested for the planet to provide the returns without destroying it.

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