David Hou is a Managing Partner of Evoke Advisors David has advised institutional clients and high net worth family offices since 1992. Barron’s and Forbes have ranked David perennially as one of the Top 100 Wealth Advisors in the country.
David joined the wealth management industry in September 1992 after graduating from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and spent a combined 16 years at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Prior to attending UCLA Anderson, David worked in the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey and graduated in 1988 from UCLA with a BS in Business/Economics.
David and his partners left Merrill Lynch in May 2008 to launch Luminous Capital an independent, partner and employee-owned RIA. Luminous was acquired by First Republic Bank in November 2012. At the time, First Republic’s acquisition of Luminous was considered a watershed moment in the wealth management industry and helped to initiate a transformation of First Republic into a more diversified financial services institution. While at First Republic, David served as Senior Managing Director and was a member of the Altair Alternative Investments Committee, the bank’s private alternative investments platform.
David lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and four children. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the UCLA Fink Center for Finance, an Investment Committee Member for the Cedars Sinai Endowment, and is a Co-founder and National Trustee of Thrive Scholars, a charitable foundation focused on providing funding and support for inner city, college bound students.