Director of Alternative Investments
Dennis serves as Lead Portfolio Manager for the Leveraged Global Opportunity Fund, L.P., a role he has held since 2001. Since joining Merriman in 1999, Dennis has also served as Director of Research (2000-2008), Director of Alternative Investments (2008-2013, 2019-present), and Chief Investment Officer (2013-2018). He sits on the Merriman Investment Committee and served on the Merriman Board of Directors from 2010-2012. Dennis currently writes for a blog about investing and trading at assetclasstrading.com.
Prior to joining our company, Dennis spent eleven years as an engineer performing research and development in electric propulsion. He published many papers and won numerous awards and patents in the field. Dennis holds a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.
Away from work, Dennis enjoys rock climbing, golf, running, reading about history, traveling with his wife, and spending winters in Tucson, AZ. He has two grown children.
As one of our longest-tenured employees, Dennis was featured in a roundtable discussion about what it’s like to work at Merriman and the role our Research department plays.
Our very own Director of Alternative Investments, Dennis Tilley, was interviewed by Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities.
Whether overseeing Merriman’s diversified portfolio, researching the latest financial innovations or rock climbing, Merriman Chief Investment Officer Dennis Tilley talks about why finding passion at work and in his personal life is so important to him.
There is practically universal opinion that interest rates will rise in the future, and that bond portfolios will suffer painful losses when this happens. At Merriman, we think the financial news media has blown this story way out of proportion, with inflammatory...