David McDonald is a PwC Transfer Pricing partner based in Zurich, Switzerland. David is the leader of PwC Europe's Financial Services Transfer Pricing practice and a member of PwC Switzerland's Transfer Pricing leadership team.
David has two primary focus areas. He provides transfer pricing support to financial services institutions including fund managers, private banks, commercial banks, investment banks, traditional investment managers, hedge fund and private equity managers, family offices, real estate groups, P&C and life insurers, captive insurers, insurance brokers and reinsurers.
David also provides support on loans, guarantees, cash pools, hedging and treasury services – for all types of multinational group, including both financial services and non-financial services groups.
David focuses on providing practical, pragmatic, technically sound, transfer pricing support and assistance to his clients. He believes that there is rarely one single appropriate way of applying a transfer pricing model and that it is important to design new policies that fit with his clients' processes, systems, aims and context – whilst obviously avoiding all options that create unnecessary transfer pricing risk.
David has worked as a transfer pricing expert since 2000 and during this time with PwC he has worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Switzerland. He has advised on transfer pricing topics impacting most developed and many developing countries, and he has a broad knowledge of the approaches and issues that arise in different parts of the world.
- Transfer Pricing Planning
- Transfer Pricing Policy Setting
- Transfer Pricing Benchmarking
- Transfer Pricing Compliance
- Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution
- Financial services
- Investment management
- Real estate
- MBA, University of Oxford, 2005.
- Economics BSc, University of Warwick, 2000