David P. Purcell

David P. Purcell
David P. Purcell
Mr. David P. Purcell is the founder and the Managing Partner of Continental Advisors LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in hedge fund management for high net worth individuals and families.

Mr. Purcell serves as portfolio manager for Continental’s financial services, healthcare and opportunities investment strategies. Since 1999, he has developed and implemented investment strategies combining the best of traditional value-based buy and hold disciplines with updated risk management tools and technologies.

Prior to founding Continental, Mr. Purcell was a Managing Director of Warburg Dillon Read LLC, heading its U.S. Institutional Equity and Risk Management Product Distribution Group. WDR and/or its predecessor organizations (originally O’Connor and Associates) developed one of the world’s leading client equity risk management franchises.

Mr. Purcell co-authored “The Reality of Hedge Funds” published in the Journal of Investing in 1999. He serves on the International Board of Visitors for the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University (1986) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago (1989).

Mr. Purcell grew up in Wilmette, IL and attended Loyola Academy high school. He currently lives in Winnetka, IL with his wife, Stacy. Together, they have four children ranging in age between 14 and 24. In his free time, Mr. Purcell enjoys golfing and skiing.