David L. Bahnsen, CFP®, CIMA® 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 $1.1 billion in client assets. David has been named as one of Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors 2017, as well as Forbes Top 250 Advisors 2017 and Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in America 2017. 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 the forthcoming book, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (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.