Rich Bernstein is CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors. He is the former chief investment strategist and head of Merrill Lynch’s Investment Strategy Group.
Bernstein has more than 25 years experience on Wall Street. Before joining Merill Lynch in 1988, he held positions at E.F. Hutton and Chase Econometrics/IDC.
He has been voted to the Institutional Investor All-American Research team for eighteen years and named to the “First Team” ten times.
Bernstein is an adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at NYU/Stern Graduate School of Business where he also serves on the Executive Committee. He's on the Investment Committee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management. Bernstein is also a member of the board of trustees of Hamilton College and a member of the committee which oversees the college’s Endowment Fund.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance, with honors, from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College.
Richard Bernstein is the author of “Style Investing-Unique Insight into Equity Management” published in multiple languages by John Wiley & Sons, and “Navigate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype,” also published by Wiley. He donates profits from these books to charity.