David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a bi-coastal private wealth management team with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City, managing over $1.5 billion in client assets.
From 2016 to current, David is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times.
He brought The Bahnsen Group to HighTower 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. He 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 is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He is the author of the books, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World, both from 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 17+ years, Joleen, their gorgeous and brilliant children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.