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David Bahnsen

David Bahnsen

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, THE BAHNSEN GROUP

WHY: Left Morgan Stanley in 2015 to start his own firm, which has quadrupled AUM to $2.5B. Outspoken conservative known for saying he’s appalled by President Donald Trump.

RECENT: 36th on Barron’s Top 100 independent advisers list.

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QUOTABLE: In September analysis to clients, says has received more inquiries on this election than COVID-19 or all other elections together. “Give markets enough time with a Republican President or a Democrat President or a split Congress or a unified Congress or whatever other scenario you want—markets probably pencil pretty well because the profit motive works.”

2020 HOBBY: “Outdoor running.  When the gyms and fitness centers (Orange Theory) closed for quarantine, I had to commit to just plain running – and I love it.”