Mark McNary

Economic Consultant

Mark McNary entered the finance industry in 1992 and has been providing his economic expertise to The Gensler Group since 2007. In his role as Economic Consultant, Mark oversees issues related to the firm’s investment strategy on a strategic level. Through his in-depth knowledge of economics, Mark plays a dynamic role in portfolio construction and provides guidance on issues impacting the firm’s portfolio management policies.

Mark’s extensive background has provided him with a comprehensive foundation of experience. Upon venturing on his career path in 1992, he served as an economist for Laffer, Canto & Associates. His work there focused on how monetary and fiscal policy changes influence global asset returns. He has co-authored professional papers with the world-renowned economist, Arthur Laffer, analyzing the impact of California fiscal policy on real estate values. 

In 1998, Mark was hired as Chief Economist for Alpha Investment Management where he provided strategic guidance on all economic matters. Mark has served as portfolio manager for Santa Barbara Asset Management. In 2002, Mark founded McNary Investments, a Registered Investment Advisory firm offering asset management to high net-worth clients.

“I see markets as an ally, not an adversary”, Mark says. “By capitalizing on the efficiency of markets, we are able to provide our clients with distinct and academically proven investment strategies.”

Mark has a Bachelors degree in economics from Miami University, and a Masters degree in economics from San Diego State University. He has completed Ph.D. coursework in economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. 

Prior to his career in finance, Mark served our country as a helicopter pilot in the US Navy. Mark has been married to his wife Jillian since 1990. They reside in Castle Rock, CO with their two sons, Luke and Max. In his free time, Mark enjoys coaching youth sports, snow and water skiing, playing bass guitar, and traveling with his family.

*Mark McNary is independent of The Gensler Group and LPL Financial.

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