Rebecca Patterson, CIO, Bessemer Trust

Rebecca Patterson is Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, managing more than $70 billion worth of high-net-worth family assets. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Rebecca worked at J.P. Morgan, as Chief Markets Strategist for Asset Management, as Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities for the Private Bank, and as an Investment Banking Research Analyst, based in New York, London and Singapore where she helped central banks and sovereign wealth funds, other institutional clients and high-net-worth families. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she was a journalist in the U.S. and Europe.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Federal Reserve’s Investor Advisory Committee, the Economic Club of New York, and chairs the University of Florida Investment Corporation’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Rebecca is a regular CNBC contributor and co-hosted the first-ever television program dedicated to foreign-exchange markets on the network, partly in an effort to educate the public more on this complicated asset class. Her views on the global economy and financial markets are frequently sought by media and for industry conferences; Rebecca equally makes time to speak on these topics, as well as financial-industry careers, with students. American Banker has named Rebecca one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for the past four consecutive years.

Rebecca earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida. Rebecca lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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