David Ruff, CFA

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager , Salient Partners

Photograph of David Ruff, CFA David L. Ruff is a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Salient and co-manages the Dividend Signal Strategy® portfolios. David specializes in the materials and telecom equity sectors as well as companies based in Asia Pacific and central Asia.
Previously, David was chief investment officer for Berkeley Capital Management, LLC. In 2008, Forward Management acquired Berkeley, and subsequently in 2015, Salient acquired Forward. Prior to joining Berkeley in 2001, David was chief investment officer of London Pacific Advisors where he chaired the LPA Investment Policy Committee. From 1998 through 2001, David served as president and director for the Security Analysts of Sacramento.
David graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in finance. David is a CFA® charterholder and currently a member of CFA Institute and the Security Analysts of San Francisco.
David L. Ruff is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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