Rebecca Patterson is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, a privately owned wealth and investment management firm that oversees more than $100 billion in assets.
Ms. Patterson has overall responsibility for investments, including asset allocation, strategic portfolio direction, and research. She is chair of the Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and a member of the Management Committee.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Ms. Patterson was Chief Markets Strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management. In that role, she headed the global client advisory group and was a member of the private bank's investment committee. Ms. Patterson joined JPMorgan as an investment bank research analyst and later became the global head of foreign exchange and commodities for the private bank, working in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to her career at JPMorgan, Ms. Patterson was a journalist who covered politics, economics, and financial markets for Dow Jones and the Associated Press, in the U.S. and Europe.
Ms. Patterson earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida, an M.A. in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
She is a member of the New York Federal Reserve's Foreign Exchange Committee, the Economic Club of New York, the University of Florida Investment Corporation's Advisory Board, and the Committee of 200. In 2014 she was named one of "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance" by American Banker.
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