David Yates

Finance Talking

Photograph of David Yates  David joined FinanceTalking in 2009 after nearly thirty years in the City as a corporate lawyer, investment banker and financial PR specialist.
Qualified as a solicitor in 1982.  Joined Linklaters & Paines, specializing in capital markets and corporate law
Joined the corporate finance division of Robert Fleming, London based merchant bank, in 1984.  Spent three years on secondment with Jardine Fleming in Australia between 1987 and 1990.
Began his Financial PR career in 1995 with Gavin Anderson & Co.
Joined Financial Dynamics (FD) as a partner at the end of 1998 and commenced their coverage of the Life Sciences sector.
Retired from FD in March 2009 following sale of the company to FTI Technologies Inc. of the US.

During his financial PR career in the City, David built a reputation as one of the leading practitioners in London and acquired experience in all aspects of the financial markets, particularly M&A and IPOs.  Together with his experience in the law and the investment banking sector, he has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the City, the roles that each of the institutions play in the markets and how business is covered by the media.