Ali has been with the firm since 2011. He serves as an economist and investment strategist, delivering insights on global and US investment issues for the firm and its advisors. He takes on the senior role for portfolio construction, risk management, individual stock selection, the creation of UITs and building Pence Indices.
Prior to joining Pence Wealth, Ali was a research analyst at MarketPsych Advisor LLC where he specialized in quantitative strategies. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Claremont Graduate University. His main research covered topics in macroeconomics, behavioral economics and financial markets where he analyzed how changes in consumer behavior, technology and government policies affect aggregate demand, corporate earnings and economic growth.
Ali holds a master’s degree in economics from University of California at Davis and a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Anadolu University, Turkey.