David R. Williams, CFA


David Williams is a Director and Portfolio Strategist for 50 South Capital's Hedge Fund Investment Team. David works with both the fund of fund product offerings and directly with clients on custom alternative portfolios. He is a member of the Senior Investment Committee.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, he spent seven years in portfolio management at Glenwood Capital, a large fund of funds, and a subsidiary of the Man Group. He was responsible for analyzing, proposing and managing portfolio changes to enable programs to meet their investment mandates while adhering to their investment guidelines. Previously, David was a research analyst at Ellwood Associates, an investment consulting firm focused on institutional clients.

Education & Associations

David received a B.S. in finance from Illinois State University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.


Outside of work, David has challenged himself with some extensive home remodeling projects and likes to spend his spare time enjoying family outings with his wife, son and two daughters as well as cooking for the family and coaching his children’s sports teams.




Portfolio Strategy