David Halpert is the founder, portfolio manager, and chief investment officer of Prince Street Capital. He was an early investor in Gojek, one of Southeast Asia's leading super apps. David is an advocate for investing in emerging markets, encouraging what some refer to as "digital decolonization".
Prior to founding Prince Street in 2001, David managed a long-only EM portfolio at Zesiger Capital Group from 1995 to 2000. Prior to that, he worked in the emerging markets investment group at Morgan Stanley Asset Management in New York.
A 1988 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (magna cum laude) and 1995 graduate of the Harvard Business School, David has appeared on CNBC and CNN, and presented at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is conversant in several European and Asian languages and is a director of the American-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Singapore-American Chamber of Commerce. His writings on both economics and politics have appeared in several publications in the US, Asia, and the Middle East.
From 1990 to 1993, David lived and worked in Jakarta, Indonesia as an equity research analyst. His wife is an Indonesian national, and he speaks and reads the language fluently.