Speaker Bios

David Warren

Chief Investment Officer, CEO, and Founding Partner at DW Partners

Mr. Warren founded DW Partners in 2009 and has ultimate responsibility for all activities of the Firm. Mr. Warren has spent more than three decades actively involved in the capital markets, with extensive experience in structured finance and corporate investing. At DW, he has overseen profitable investments in structured finance (RMBS, Asset-based finance), commercial real estate (ranging from CMBS to property loans to special situations real estate equity), stressed and distressed corporate credit, and other complex credit.  Prior to founding DW, Mr. Warren was a Partner and Head of Credit Trading at Brevan Howard, as well as CEO of Brevan Howard’s U.S. business. Mr. Warren joined Brevan Howard in 2008 from Morgan Stanley, where he ran several corporate credit trading desks, including a proprietary trading team. From 1994-2000, Mr. Warren ran similar trading and capital markets teams for Morgan Stanley’s mortgage- and asset-backed businesses, which originated and traded a wide range of assets, from residential and commercial mortgages to student loans, aircraft and equipment, tax liens, royalty streams and other collateral types. Mr. Warren joined Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in 1994 from CS First Boston, where he was a Managing Director also focused on mortgage- and asset-backed investments and structured products. Mr. Warren graduated from Yale University in 1986 with a BS in Computer Science.  He is a Lincoln Center Theater board member, a Trustee of The Cooke Center, a special education school in Manhattan, and serves on the Metropolitan Opera Investment Committee.  He lives in New York City with his wife and son.