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BRF Founding Member and Chairman Emeritus, William E. Fay, Jr.
Celebrating our 60th Anniversary, this video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future.Learn More
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Elucidating the neuroscience of ADHD and its relationship to substance abuse.
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Research leads to exponential advancements in the study of both epilepsy and mood disorders.
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Investigating adult stem cells will lead to greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
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David Purcell Joins Brain Research Foundation Board of Trustees
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.
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. The foundation of his approach combines market leading fundamental research, concentrated portfolio holdings and an active process of attempting to mitigate downside risks.
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 market’s leading client equity risk management franchises, ranking first in Risk Magazine’s annual survey in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and ranking in the top five in Institutional Investor’s global investor survey in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Mr. Purcell co-authored “The Reality of Hedge Funds” published in the Journal of Investing in 1999 and 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.