David Grayson 2021 Speaker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Auerbach Grayson


David Grayson is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Auerbach Grayson & Company LLC, a brokerage firm specializing in providing international securities research, execution, and settlement for U.S. institutions through a partnership network of over 125 foreign brokers and banks worldwide.

Prior to co-founding Auerbach Grayson in 1993, Mr. Grayson was Chief Executive Officer of DBI Holdings, Inc., a financial company, with two brokerage subsidiaries. One broker was a U.S. based New York Stock Exchange member that specialized in providing execution in U.S. equities to foreign institutions. The other, a London-based broker, provided execution in U.K. equities to institutions and retail investors in Britain and other countries in Europe. DBI was acquired by ABN Amro Bank where Mr. Grayson served as a Managing Director in their U.S. brokerage subsidiary.

Mr. Grayson began his career in the brokerage industry in 1975, when he helped found Discount Brokerage Corp., one of the first companies to provide discount brokerage services. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Discount Brokerage Corp. was later sold to what is now Bank of America N.A.

Mr. Grayson has served as Chairman of the Institutional Firms Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is also a former member of the International Committee of SIFMA and a former member of the New York Stock Exchange Specialty Firms Advisory Committee, and Disciplinary Hearing Committee.

He is a former Chairman of the Retinal Research Fund of the Weill Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a former Trustee of the Trevor Day School.

Currently, he is a Director of Castle Hill Center for the Arts.

He has traveled to over 100 countries and lives in New York City.

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