David Farkas is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the Activism and M&A Solutions practice and is based in New York.
Mr. Farkas brings extensive experience in client advisory and engagement leadership within the financial services sector. Mr. Farkas has developed relationships with hundreds of corporate clients on investor relations best practices, investor targeting, shareholder outreach strategies, and real-time shareholder activist identification and intelligence.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Farkas was a Director in IHS Markit’s (Ipreo’s) Global Markets Intelligence group. In this role, he advised C-suite and Investor Relations professionals on corporate strategies and shareholder insights in various sectors, mostly spanning the broader consumer discretionary space.
Mr. Farkas also provided oversight to IHS Markit’s (Ipreo’s) Shareholder Activist Intelligence efforts. In this role, he provided corporate clients with daily insight into institutional and hedge fund positions and trading, while consulting on activist investor tendencies and trends. Prior to his role at IHS Markit (Ipreo), Mr. Farkas was a Director in Thomson Reuters’ Corporate Advisory Services group.
Mr. Farkas holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.