I began my career in markets in 1972, shortly after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. I manage private client money and a small unit trust called the Sasfin Met Equity Fund. Although the fund is small, it has earned three Raging Bull awards. In 2014, the fund received the Raging Bull for being the best South African general equity fund on a risk-adjusted basis measured over five years. 

I often do market commentary on Radio 702 and SAFM and also appear on BDTV and CNBC. "On the Couch with David Shapiro" is my own show that is broadcast on CNBC Africa. 

I have been married to my wife, Linda, for 45 years and I have three children on three different continents with five grandchildren. I travel often between New York and Sydney visiting family. 

Over and above my passion for markets, I am also an avid runner, caricature artist and art enthusiast. I am also an Arsenal supporter, but I try to keep that a secret.