David Merklin

Managing Director

David Merklin is responsible for client relations and sales, with a broad geographic focus including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Since 2020, he has dedicated significant effort to the development of Lyrical’s Global Impact Value Equity Strategy. Prior to joining Lyrical in February 2008, Mr. Merklin served as Head of Strategy and Product Development for Leumi Group. He developed global relationships, including through joint ventures, with financial institutions and other product suppliers. He was responsible for creating, developing and maintaining comprehensive investment offerings for high net worth and institutional clients of Leumi globally. Mr. Merklin developed and maintained responsibility for Leumi Global Managers Funds (Lux), an array of multi‐manager investment vehicles. Before joining Leumi, Mr. Merklin was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in London, focused on financial institutions. Mr. Merklin began his career at Bankers Trust in New York and its successor, Deutsche Bank, in London as a proprietary trader, where he undertook and managed trading positions in G20 and emerging capital markets. Mr. Merklin serves as a Director of Lyrical Value Funds (Lux). Mr. Merklin also serves on the Investment Committee of Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem. Mr. Merklin received a B.A. from Yeshiva University where he majored in Mathematics and Economics. He speaks seven languages, and is knowledgeable of several others.