Donald Gawel

Growing up, Donald had always been interested in business. One year, he received the book The Warren Buffett Way for Christmas. This was Donald’s introduction to the world of value investing and, to him, it simply just made sense. Buy a business at a margin of safety to what it is intrinsically worth. It was a simple concept that stuck with Donald and motivates him as a value investor each day. As an Investment Analyst covering small / mid-cap U.S. equities, Donald enjoys working alongside an outstanding, thoughtful team in a dynamic investment universe.

Burgundy Experience

  • Joined Burgundy in 2016
  • Appointed a Vice President in 2021

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years of combined professional experience, including positions at CIBC World Markets


  • CFA Charterholder
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University

Memberships and Community

  • Member, CFA Society Toronto
  • Member, CFA Institute


Avoid the Traps and Prevent a Fall

Avoid the Traps and Prevent a Fall

The Journal | February 2021

As he sifts through the noise of a 24-hour news cycle, Investment Analyst Donald Gawel offers insight into the world of value investing and valuation. Using case studies as evidence...

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In Volatile Times

In Volatile Times

The Journal | February 2020

Trade disputes, low and declining interest rates, an unpredictable political environment, and a potential pandemic all point to a future beyond the scope of existing forecasts. The significant market...

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