Dawid is a portfolio manager in the Thematic Equity team within Multi-Asset at Ninety One. He is a portfolio manager on our Global and Enhanced Natural Resources funds and strategies. He covers agriculture, protein, basic foodstuffs, forest products, metals and mining, as well as various environmental investment sectors. Having specialized in agriculture and softs since 2007, he has focused on the developments in sustainable food production, the efficient use of water, seed, fertilizer and crop protection inputs as well as the advent of precision agriculture. Before joining the firm, Dawid was a derivatives trade accountant at KBC Financial Products. Prior to this, from 2002 to 2005, he qualified as a chartered accountant at Baker Tilly Greenwoods Auditors in Cape Town, during which time he managed audits of companies in the agricultural, protein and industrial sectors. Dawid graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 2000. In 2001 he completed the Accountants Conversion Course at the University of Cape Town and in 2002 he graduated from the University of South Africa with an honours degree in Accounting. Dawid was awarded the Chartered Accountant designation (SA) in 2005 and is also a CFA® Charterholder.