Co-Founder, Co-Portfolio Manager & Co-Managing Partner, Kennedy Lewis Investment Management
David Chene co-founded Kennedy Lewis with Darren Richman in 2017. Mr. Chene is a Co-Portfolio Manager and a Co-Managing Partner of Kennedy Lewis, and he Co-Chairs the Firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Chene was formerly a Managing Director with CarVal Investors, responsible for managing the US Corporate Securities business based in Minneapolis, from 2012 to 2016. Prior to his role in the US, he was Co-Head of CarVal’s European Corporate Securities business based in London. In both roles, he focused on special situations and distressed investments, including the firm’s global liquidations exposures and European financial investments. Before joining CarVal, Mr. Chene worked at Credit Suisse in London, running the firm’s European Distressed business, and was responsible for risk management across the firm’s European Leveraged Finance trading activities.
Mr. Chene actively supports charitable causes such as Ironman Foundation, Seeds of Peace, TreeHouse, Urban Ventures, WATCH, and Women for Women International. He is an Eagle Scout and an 8-time full distance Ironman finisher, including 2-times at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
He received a BA in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2001.