Alec Young has been an investment strategist in progressively more senior, client and media facing roles at major Wall Street firms since 2005. He has a keen macro eye for cutting out the noise and identifying the key, actionable drivers moving markets and why. His top-down expertise extends across asset classes from equities to credit and alternatives.
Alec currently serves as Chief Investment Officer at Tactical Alpha LLC in Darien, CT. TA is a wealth management boutique specializing in tactical equity and credit portfolio overlays that caters to high net worth investors.
Prior to TA, Alec served as FTSE Russell’s Managing Director of Global Markets Research from 2017-2020 and was responsible for enhancing client engagement through the formulation and communication of global macroeconomic and asset allocation insights and solutions. In this role, Alec focused on showcasing the utility of FTSE Russell indexes within the context of broader capital market and asset allocation activity.
Prior to joining FTSE Russell, Alec spent 11 years working in senior, client and media facing investment strategy roles at both S&P Global, where he served as their Global Equity Strategist and Oppenheimer Funds, where he served as a Vice President and Investment Strategist.
Alec is regularly quoted in leading financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NY Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg.com, USA Today and ETF Trends, among many others. He has also often appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, PBS, CNN and Reuters, among others.
Alec holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Grinnell College. In 2008 he completed an executive education program on Investment Strategies and Portfolio Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.