Dawid started his career as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, subsequently spending sixteen years as an investment banker. In 2006, he left Merrill Lynch and co-founded Redington, a City firm advising large institutional pension funds and insurance companies. Redington advises institutional pension funds and wealth managers with assets totalling around £400 billion. In 2009, Dawid also founded Mallowstreet, which is now the established specialist online community for the UK pensions and savings industry. Mallowstreet has over 3,000 members representing over $2 trillion in pension fund assets across 600 pension schemes. Its mission is to create a better retirement for everyone.
Dawid is a governor of the University of Hertfordshire, a trustee of the Chineke! Orchestra and is on the Global Advisory Council of Tobacco Free Portfolios. He is also a Governor on the Pensions Policy Institute and is on the Advisory Council of the Diversity Project. He is a Member of the Court of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He created Spellbound, a course to teach disadvantaged young people the art of public speaking and he runs it in schools, Universities and in Swaleside Prison. In 2018 he was named Black British Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, Dawid co-founded #talkaboutblack, an industry-wide initiative, with the aim of increasing the representation of Black people in business. Talkaboutblack was a direct response to the industry’s systemic failure to address the specific challenges faced by Black people. He is a frequent blogger and commentator on innovation, pensions, savings, race issues and healthcare, and he is currently involved in helping to build a specialist heart hospital in Ghana.