David W. Longdon III ’14

Investment Banking Associate, Barclays
Long Island City, NY
Years of Service: 20162021

David W. Longdon is an Investment Banking Associate in the Risk Solutions Group (“RSG”) at Barclays, where he interned as a junior before joining the firm after graduation. In his role, David advises financial sponsors and sponsor-backed portfolio companies on mitigating interest rate and currency risk through the use of derivatives. Outside of his role in RSG David remains active at Barclays. As an analyst he was elected to serve for a year on the Global Advisory Committee working to improve the junior banker experience, and has been a mentor & mentee as part of a pilot mentoring program hosted by the Barclays Black Professionals Forum.

At Bates, David majored in economics and French and minored in mathematics. While on campus he received the Harward Fellowship and the Stangle Grant for Economics & Law which supported volunteering and research efforts over his Freshman and Sophomore summers. He was also involved in a number of student activities including the Africana Club, the International Club, Sankofa, the Bates College Investment Club, and the Senior Gift Committee.

Since graduation, David has engaged with college programs, hosting Bates Alumni Mosaic events and working with the Bates Career Development Center to organize annual informational and recruiting sessions on campus. Outside the Bates community, he volunteers with iMentor, a program that creates mentoring relationships to empower first-generation high-school students to graduate, succeed in college, and achieve their aspirations.

Prior to Bates David grew up in Accra, Ghana and is passionate about business in West Africa.

David lives in Long Island City.