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Aaron Alley

Lecturer; Regional Director, Altruist

As a Regional Director in the Client Development Group at Altruist, Aaron Alley is passionate about making financial advice better, more affordable, and more accessible to investors. A veteran speaker, brand advocate, and relationship manager, Aaron has spent nearly 20 years in the financial services industry working to deliver great investment experiences.

Prior to joining Altruist, Aaron was Vice President of Client Communications at Dimensional Fund Advisors. As a member of Dimensional's speakers bureau, Aaron represented Dimensional as a speaker at conferences and client events across the nation, focusing on communicating investment principles to financial advisors, institutions, and retail investors.

Before joining Dimensional, Aaron spent close to a decade at Citigroup in Los Angeles, working in a variety of roles across subsidiaries, including Salomon Smith Barney, Citi Private Bank, and most recently as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

A CFP® professional, Aaron earned an MS in strategic communication from Columbia University and a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • BA, University of Illinois