David Vanderwood, CFA
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Area of Focus
- Canadian equities
David bought his first stock in 1979 when he was 11. Although he backed up the truck and “averaged down” three years later, the company went bankrupt. That painful experience inspired David to dedicate his professional life to developing an understanding of how to be a successful investor. The fact that this ambition is a never-ending work in progress is one of the things David loves about investing.
- Joined Burgundy in 2001
- Appointed a Senior Vice President in 2003
- 30+ years of combined professional experience
- Experience includes positions at: Odlum Brown Ltd., UBC Portfolio Management Foundation
- CFA charterholder
- Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of British Columbia
Memberships and Community
- Member, CFA Society Toronto
- Member, CFA Institute
POSTS FROM THIS AUTHOR
The View | July 2022
In a world that begs we take a consensus view, taking the road less travelled can be an uncomfortable choice socially and spiritually. In this View from Burgundy, Portfolio Manager...
The View | November 2021
In this latest View from Burgundy, Canadian equities Portfolio Manager David Vanderwood advocates for the importance of considering trade-offs when solving complex problems, as he explores the ongoing...
The View | December 2015
Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) announced a hostile offer to buy all of the outstanding shares of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) on October 5, 2015. As the owner on behalf of our...
The View | October 2015
Value investing is simple: buy stocks when they are trading for less than their intrinsic value. But simple doesn’t mean easy. There are many roadblocks standing in the way...
The View | February 2013
Warren Buffett and other successful quality/value investors have given us a capital compounding system that works. But few follow the program. In this issue of The View from Burgundy,...
The View | April 2012
People often approach investments without first understanding what they are trying to achieve. Many end up with poor long-term returns and even more confused than when they started. Warren Buffett,...
The View | January 2011
Financial options were designed to help investors maximize upside exposure while limiting the downside. In this View from Burgundy, we look at how investments that closely resemble financial options c...
The View | May 2007
Top corporate managers and elite investors both specialize in capital allocation. Whether in the corporate sector or in securities investments, the most successful capital allocators follow some surpr...
The View | June 2006
The world is seeing an incredible commodities boom. You might be wondering if Burgundy is missing the gold rush. I am here to tell you that nothing could be further...
The View | December 2004
In early 2002, Molson Inc., one of Canada’s grand old companies, appeared to have shaken off a history of poor decisions and positioned itself for a bright future. Under the...
The View | February 2004
On a cold Montreal day in February 2000 at BCE Inc. headquarters, Jean Monty was making a tough decision. As head of the dominant local telephone company in eastern Canada, Mr....
The View | January 2003
Jim Grant, the editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and guest speaker at Burgundy’s 2000 Client Day, once wrote in a typically elegant formulation that “the tricky thing about...