David L. Bahnsen is an American portfolio manager, author, and television commentator. Prior to launching The Bahnsen Group, he spent eight years as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and six years as a Vice President at UBS. He is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times (2016-2021). He's a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fox Business, and is a regular contributor to National Review. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, Capital Record, dedicated to a defense of free enterprise and capital markets.
David is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and the Kings College, both in New York City. He is the author of several best-selling books and his newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, was released in November 2021.
David’s true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and Chinese food. His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, Mitchell, Sadie, and Graham, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.