Dave Niehaus, investment associate and vice president, Merrill Lynch (Los Angeles), began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan in 1996 and moved to Merrill Lynch in 1999. Mr. Niehaus has extensive experience advising private clients and institutions, with a focus on asset allocation strategy, global equity portfolio management, and investment manager selection. He currently oversees the team’s asset allocation process. A Chartered Financial Analyst®, he earned a B.A. cum laude, Claremont McKenna College.