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Alex Ebkarian

Expert ReviewerGold, gold IRAs, precious metals
Joined June 2024

Alex Ebkarian brings two decades of experience from the investment and financial services sectors to his role as chief operating officer of Allegiance Gold. His career began at Smith Barney, helping financial planners deliver wealth management services to high net worth individuals. He then moved into banking, financing billion-dollar deals for publicly traded companies, real estate developers, venture capital and private equity firms as well as startups.

His passion for precious metals began in Lebanon, watching his grandfather trade and transact with gold coins in lieu of currency due to hyperinflation. Later, living in the U.S. during the Great Recession, he saw many Americans lose their savings since they relied heavily on paper-backed instruments that dramatically lost value, revealing the need for better financial education about the value of owning physical gold, which maintains value during times of crisis and protects savings.

These experiences inspired him to co-found Allegiance Gold in 2017 with best friend Mark Naaman. The company was named 749th in Inc. 5000’s 2023 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S., and the 46th fastest-growing financial services firm.

Ebkarian’s precious metals expertise is regularly featured in top U.S. financial media. He holds a B.S. in finance from the California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and studied accounting at UCLA.

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UCLA

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