David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a bi-coastal private wealth management group with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City, managing over $1.5 billion in client assets. In 2018, David was named as one of Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors, Forbes Top Wealth Advisors, Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors, Forbes Best-In-State Advisors, Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors, and Investopedia Top 100 Influential Advisors. In April 2015, after eight years as a Chairman's Club Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and seven years as a First Vice President at UBS Financial Services, The Bahnsen Group partnered with the fiduciary focused, HighTower Advisors. David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and Forbes.
David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and the Lincoln Club of Orange County and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He is the author of two books, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (Post Hill Press) and A Case for Dividend Growth (Post Hill Press).
David's true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and his house in the desert. His ultimate passions are his lovely wife of 16+ years, Joleen, their gorgeous and brilliant children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together in Newport Beach, California.